The flood-resistant house of a poor family in the central province of Phu Yen (Photo: VNA)

Quang Nam (VNA) – The construction of five storm-resistant houses for poor families in the central city of Quang Nam whose homes were severely damaged by storm Damrey in late 2017 started on March 16.

They are among 80 storm-hit families in the province to be supported in terms of knowledge and necessary resources to repair and build their houses, making them resistant to upcoming storms and floods.

The project is part of an aid package of the Government of the Republic of Korea to assist poor and near-poor Vietnamese families affected by the typhoon to rebuild their houses. It aims to build 300 houses in the three central provinces of Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen and Quang Nam.

It is jointly carried out by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Vietnam Red Cross as well as the Red Cross Societies and Women’s Unions in the localities.

Damrey, the 12th storm developed in the East Sea in 2017, hit Vietnam on November 4, affecting more than 4.3 million people and damaging hundreds of thousands of houses. -VNA