Viet Nam: More aid for storm and flood-hit people

Report
from Government of Viet Nam
Published on 19 Nov 2008 View Original
The Prime Minister decided on Nov. 17 to provide 85 billion VND (5 million USD) and 3,700 tonnes of rice from national reserves for storm and flood-hit central provinces. The money is aimed to help stablise affected people's life, recover farming production, restore the infrastructure system and prevent epidemics, while the rice is expected to timely aid those in hunger.

On the same day, the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Corporation (Petro Vietnam ) said it had decided to donate 2 billion VND (110,000 USD) to help flood victims in the capital city of Hanoi.

The flood triggered by prolonged rain in late October in northern and central Vietnam killed 82 people and destroyed 180,400 houses and 245,000 ha of winter crops. The total damage is estimated to reach more than 6 trillion VND (360 million USD).

M.Ha