$2.7 mil to be spent for mandatory evacuation due to flash flood in Thanh Hoa

People’s Committee in the northern province of Thanh Hoa yesterday approved to allocate VND65 billion ($2.7 million) for mandatory evacuation and resettlement for residents in Muong Lat District which were at risk of erosion and flash flood.


A resettlement area in Thanh Hoa (Photo: SGGP)

A resettlement area in Thanh Hoa (Photo: SGGP)

Approximately 322 households in villages Trung Than, Un, Sa Lung, Tung, Ma Hac, and Lin will move to safer shelters.
Of them, residents in 149 households ought to be evacuated before rainy season.
Total expense for evacuation is more than 65 billion.
The last year record-breaking flooding took a heavy toll on Muong Lat District. Seven people were killed and missing in the flash floods, 139 were destroyed, 15 schools and traffic and irrigation constructions were partially damaged , 514 households were evacuated.
The loss value is over VND1 trillion.

By DUY CUONG - Translated by HAI SON

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