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Viet Nam: Flood-hit locals supported

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The Ministry of Finance has been assigned by the Prime Minister to provide 16,350 tonnes of rice sourced from the national reserve as a hunger relief in the between-crop period and an assistance during Lunar New Year (Tet) to Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Tri and Quang Nam provinces.

The Ministry has also been tasked to provide VND 34.5 billion sourced from the State budget in 2009 in order to support the central provinces to overcome the aftermath of the recent storm and flood.

In addition, 2.500 tonnes of rice sourced from the national reserve will be provided freely for the flood-hit locals. Accordingly, Thua Thien Hue province will get 500 tonnes of rice, Quang Ngai 1,000 tonnes and Binh Dinh 1,000 tonnes.

Mai Hoa