Prime Minster urges for quick flood relief and recovery

(VOVWORLD) -Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday asked for urgent solutions to search for more than 40 missing people and deal with people’s homelessness,  areas inaccessible for food supplies,  traffic congestion, and  students unable to return to school.  
Prime Minster urges for quick flood relief and recovery  - ảnh 1Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc works with leaders of central provinces  on flood relief and recovery in Quang Nam province on November 1, 2020 (Photo: VGP)

The Prime Minister on Sunday chaired a meeting with leaders of storm-ravaged central provinces in Tam Ky City, Quang Nam Province, on Sunday afternoon, after he had inspected recovery efforts in Quang Ngai and Quang Nam earlier the same day.

Speaking at the meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc emphasized that the Party, State and local administrations pay special attention to people's lives and property. He said localities need to make sure that aid packages will reach the right persons and be carried out effectively.

Ealier on Sunday Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited and gave gifts to a number of families suffering from storm Molave, which hit Quang Ngai and Quang Nam provinces on Wednesday. The Prime Minister also visited teachers and students of Chau O Secondary School in, Binh Son District, which suffered heavy damage with most of the classrooms unroofed by the storm.

Visiting people in Tam Quang commune, Nui Thanh district, Quang Nam province, the Prime Minister urged the army and police forces to urgently support people to stabilize their lives by repairing hospitals, clinics and schools. He asked Quang Nam province and Nui Thanh district to use resources from the central government and other aid packages, not to let the people go hungry or becomes homeless after the storm.

The Prime Minister also visited those injured by the storm and are being treated at the General Hospital of Quang Nam. He asked the hospital to waive all hospital fees for them, the Military Region 5, departments and localities to care for the victims, especially the children.

During the meetings with local authorities, Prime Minister Phuc expected local authorities and people affected by storms and floods to quickly recover  and prepare well for storm Goni, the 10th and the biggest storm since the beginning of this year that is forecast to make a landfall on mainland Vietnam on Wednesday.

Typhoon Molave which slammed central Vietnam on Wednesday left 29 dead and 51 missing. Quang Nam suffered the biggest death toll: 23 people dead and 24 still missing. 23 people on two fishing vessels in Binh Dinh lost contact. 10 were dead and missing in the provinces of Nghe An, Kon Tum, Gia Lai and Dak Lak.

Nearly 730 houses collapsed, mainly in Quang Ngai and Quang Nam. Property damage is estimated to be 430 million USD.

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