Accordingly, An Giang province will receive VND60 billion, Dong Thap - VND25 billion, Kien Giang - VND20 billion, Tien Giang - VND15 billion, Hau Giang - VND15 billion, Long An - VND10 billion, Vinh Long - VND10 billion and Can Tho - VND15 billion.
PM Dung has asked chairmen of provincial People’s Committees to manage allocate and use the funds for appropriate purposes in line with current regulations. He also urged them to use their provincial budgets and mobilise other resources to deal with the consequences of floods.
*** A strong whirlwind swept through Vinh Kim, Vinh Thu and Vinh Trung villages in Vinh Linh district of Quang Tri province on September 30 causing significant damage and losses.
Sixteen people were injured, nearly 700 houses had their roofs blown off and more than 150 hectares of rubber and other crops were destroyed.
*** Now a sixth storm is brewing over the East Sea and predicted to affect the central region eventually.
Flooding of the Mekong, Dong Thap Muoi and Tu Giac Long Xuyen Rivers has hit a record high with some places recording levels surpassing the highest ever recorded. It is forecast that level of rivers in this region will remain high in the next two days and on October 5, the peak water level is expected to fall to 4.8m (0.3m higher than the third warning level) in Tan Chau and to 4.2m in Chau Doc.
Provinces and cities should be prepared to cope with major flooding.
*** Localities are mobilizing resources to overcome the consequences of the storm No5.
The storm No5 brought heavy rains and powerful winds to some northern provinces. More than 200 trees along streets in Cam Pha town, Quang Ninh province were uprooted or broken off, causing electricity outages cut in many areas.
Nearly 300 houses in Dam Ha, Hai Ha, and Co To districts and Mong Cai Town, Quang Ninh province had their roofs blown off, forcing residents to take shelter in schools, cultural centres and neighbouring houses. The border guards are currently searching four missing fishermen.
The storm also inundated rice crops and shrimp ponds in Thai Binh province. It urged local people to quickly harvest their rice crops, evaluate losses and assess the consequences of the storm. Source: VOV