Nationwide Relief Effort Launched for S. Hwanghae Province

Report
from Korean Central News Agency
Published on 04 Aug 2011 View Original

Pyongyang, August 4 (KCNA) -- In the wake of human and material losses in the DPRK caused by typhoon-5 and heavy rains from late June to mid-July, a rain-triggered flood has harassed the country again from late July.

South Hwanghae Province has suffered most seriously from the flood.

The government has launched a nationwide effort to stabilize the flood victims' living and rebuild wrecked dwelling houses and public buildings.

Ministries, national institutions and provincial people's committees have sent food, drinking water, utensils, garments and other daily necessities to the flood-afflicted areas.

The ministries of agriculture, electric power industry, and land and environmental conservation have dispatched officials to learn about damages and find out what they should do to help the victims.

Cement, steel, timbers, plate glass and other emergency relief materials have been trucked to the damaged province.