Natural calamities cost Central region VND30,000 bln
18:09 | 02/12/2020

VGP – Natural calamities  claimed 192 lives, left 57 others missing, and caused an economic loss of around VND30,000 billion in Central Viet Nam from mid-September to early November this year.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong presents a report on the consequences of natural calamities at the Cabinet meeting, Ha Noi, December 2, 2020 - Photo: VGP/Quang Hieu

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong presented a report on the consequences of natural calamities at the Cabinet meeting on December 2. 

During the reviewed period, nine storms and two depressions struck the Central region, including storm No.9 which was one of the two most devastating storms battering the area over the past 20 years. 

Central provinces experienced heavy rainfalls up to 3,000 mm, particularly 4,526 mm in A Luoi District, Thua Thien-Hue. 

As many as 1,531 houses collapsed; 239,340 houses were damaged and 473,450 others were submerged. 

More than 49,930 hectares of rice and crops were ruined while 149,000 hectares of forest were affected and 42,700 cattle and over 4.11 million poultry died and were swept away.

In addition, a total number of 1,529 schools and 459 medical facilities were submerged and damaged. 

Regarding irrigation and transport infrastructure, 165 kilometers of dyke sections were eroded while 1,013 km of roads were destroyed and 3,475 electronic poles were broken. 

In a bid to ease difficulties faced by residents in the region, the Government promulgated Resolution No. 165/NQ-CP, under which 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 also decided to provide VND1,250 billion and allocate 15,804 tons of rice as aid relief for the flood-hit provinces. 

By Thuy Dung



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