Viet Nam

North Vietnam loses over $370.5 million in flood

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17 provinces were hit by the recent deluge. In addition to the 84 dead and missing people, these locations have suffered losses up to VND 6.316 trillion (over $370.5 million), according to the Central Steering Board for Flood and Storm Control.

The agency proposed that the government grant VND285 billion ($16.76 million) to handle the aftermath of the flood. Outside of Hanoi, Ha Nam and Ninh Binh were the provinces hit hardest by flood.

Pham Ba Tao, Deputy Director of Ha Nam Provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the province almost lost its winter crop. Total losses for its agricultural production equals more than VND900 billion ($52.94 million).

In Ninh Binh, over 8,500ha of winter crops were damaged. Entire losses for this province are estimated at VND228 billion ($13.4 million). Three communes in Nho Quan District are still flooded.

In Hanoi, nearly 100 schools out of over 700 flooded schools are still closed, most of them in the districts of Chuong My, Thach That, Thach Oai, Hoai Duc, and Dan Phuong.