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A resident removes an electric fan from her flooded house in Quy Nhon City of Binh Dinh Province. The prime minister has decided to use over 4,000 tons of rice from the national rice reserves and offer it as relief aid to Ha Tinh, Nghe An and Binh Dinh provinces – PHOTO: VNA

HCMC – The prime minister has decided to use over 4,000 tons of rice from the national rice reserves and offer it as relief aid to the residents hit by floods and storms in Ha Tinh, Nghe An and Binh Dinh provinces in central Vietnam.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc assigned the Ministry of Finance to provide over 4,303 tons of rice to the three provinces, with Ha Tinh set to receive 3,000 tons, Nghe An 303.4 tons and Binh Dinh 1,000 tons.

The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs was tasked with reporting the statistics to the prime minister, while the governments of the three provinces will be in charge of receiving and promptly delivering the rice to the affected residents.

Besides, the government of Ha Tinh Province was told to report the number of households in need of support and the results of the relief work to the ministries of Finance, and Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs in detail, the local media reported.

The prime minister also asked the relevant ministries and departments and local authorities to quickly address the consequences of the recent storms and floods to stabilize the lives of residents.

Further, PM Phuc told rescue workers to continue looking for the rest of the people who went missing due to the landslides and storms in Quang Nam and Binh Dinh provinces.

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