Hanoi (VNA) – Prime
Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has agreed to allocate rice for local people in the
central region hit by storm Doksuri, following his fact-finding trips to Ha Tinh,
Quang Binh and Nghe An provinces.
Accordingly, Ha Tinh will be
provided with rice to aid affected households and 40 billion VND (1.76 million
USD) sourced from the State budget to rebuild two television transmitter towers
which collapsed during the storm.
Quang Binh province will receive
3,000 tonnes of rice, while the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
was tasked to address Nghe An’s proposal for the installation of a weather monitoring
radar in Ky Son district.
The PM also assigned the Ministry
of Agriculture and Rural Development to provide rice and vegetable saplings to
assist farmers in Ha Tinh and Quang Binh.
Doksuri, the 10th storm arising
in the East Sea and the strongest one hitting Vietnam in many years, left nine
dead, four missing and 112 injured, according to reports from the affected
The typhoon destroyed 1,185
houses, blew away roofs of 152,599 houses, and submerged 10,923 others. It also
inundated 4,473ha of rice and 8,277ha of other crops, affected 16,108ha of aquatic
farming, and ruined 10km of national highways and 17.9km of local roads.-VNA