The People’s Committee of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on January 16 decided to spend 46 billion VND (2.162 million USD) from the State and locality’s budget to help its localities overcome damage caused by the 2013 floods.

Accordingly, 30.25 billion VND will be used to repair the infrastructure system, meanwhile 15.57 billion VND will be spent in assisting localities solve issues related to social welfare, agricultural production and aquaculture recovery as well as repairing irrigation, transport and school works.

The province will also give support for mending damaged river and sea embankments, while focusing on building resettlement areas in Huong Tra town and repairing broken infrastructure in Phu Vang district in order to arrange accommodation for households affected by the floods.

Dyke systems in Quang Dien, Phu Loc, Phong Dien and Huong Tra districts are also receiving money for repairs in order to supply water for the production of this year’s winter-spring crop.

Over 3,700 tonnes of rice varieties were also provided for local farmers to timely cultivate the crop.

According to Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Truong Luu, the locality’s Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control, Search and Rescue will continue implementing synchronous measures to prevent, deal with and timely surmount consequences caused by flooding.

The locality will pay attention to enhancing forecast ability and ensuring safety of domestic water traffic, the electricity grid and an uninterrupted communication system during the rainy season.-VNA