Thanh Hoa builds a storm shelter in village 9, Hoang Chau commune, Hoang Hoa district to  respond to climate change and reduce losses caused by natural disasters. (Photo: VNA)

Thanh Hoa  (VNA)
– The Vietnam Red Cross Society in the central province of Thanh Hoa held a ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a storm shelter in village 9, Hoang Chau commune, Hoang Hoa district on August 19.

The 220 square-metre shelter costs nearly 1.1 billion VND (48,000 USD). The facility is expected to be completed by November 23, providing a safe place for locals in case of natural disasters.

The shelter is expected to improve local livelihoods and help the locality respond to climate change and reduce losses caused by natural disasters.

The same day, the local Red Cross Society worked with Thanh Hoa Lung Hospital and Nong Cong district general hospital to provide free medical examinations and medicine for impoverished households and people who rendered services to the nation.-VNA