Gov’t announces financial support for repairing houses in flood-hit central localities
20:58 | 05/11/2020
  VGP – The Government will provide financial support for families whose houses have been destroyed or damaged by recent natural disasters in 11 central provinces, according to its latest Resolution No. 165/NQ-CP.

Beneficiary localities are Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Gia Lai, and Kon Tum.

Under the Resolution, each household whose house was completely flattened or swept way shall receive a maximum of VND 40 million.

A household whose house was severely damaged shall receive a maximum of VND 10 million.

The Government tasked local authorities to proactively mobilize more resources and decide on additional support for the targeted beneficiaries in a transparent and open manner.

Provincial People’s Committees of the aforesaid localities shall be responsible for making lists of households eligible for the Government’s support and report to the Ministry of Finance and the National Steering Committee for National Disaster Prevention and Control prior to November 20, 2020.

An estimated 1.5 million people have been affected by torrential rains, widespread flooding, and landslides triggered by five consecutive storms battering central Viet Nam in the past month.

As of October 28, more than 200 people had been killed or were reported missing, almost 390,000 houses had been flooded, and more than 300,000 families had been evacuated, according to the Viet Nam Disaster Management Authority (VNDMA).

The United Nations Resident Coordinator and the Country Director of Save the Children on behalf of the Disaster Management Group issued the 2020 Viet Nam flood response plan to raise US$ 40 million to provide assistance for 177,000 of the most vulnerable flood-affected people hard hit in the central region. The plan covers six months to address immediate humanitarian needs and carry out several early recovery activities./.

By Huong Giang

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