Rice allocated for flood victims in central region hinh anh 1A school collapsed during storm Doksuri (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed to allocate rice for local people in the central region hit by storm Doksuri, following his fact-finding trips to Ha Tinh, Quang Binh and Nghe An provinces.

Accordingly, Ha Tinh will be provided with rice to aid affected households and 40 billion VND (1.76 million USD) sourced from the State budget to rebuild two television transmitter towers which collapsed during the storm.

Quang Binh province will receive 3,000 tonnes of rice, while the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment was tasked to address Nghe An’s proposal for the installation of a weather monitoring radar in Ky Son district.

The PM also assigned the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to provide rice and vegetable saplings to assist farmers in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.

Doksuri, the 10th storm arising in the East Sea and the strongest one hitting Vietnam in many years, left nine dead, four missing and 112 injured, according to reports from the affected localities.

The typhoon destroyed 1,185 houses, blew away roofs of 152,599 houses, and submerged 10,923 others. It also inundated 4,473ha of rice and 8,277ha of other crops, affected 16,108ha of aquatic farming, and ruined 10km of national highways and 17.9km of local roads.-VNA