NA leader inspects flood aftermath settlement in Yen Bai

National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty on October 18 inspected the settlement of flood and landslide consequences and visited flood victims in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.

National Assembly Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty (R) visits flood victims in Yen Bai province on October 18 (Photo: VNA)

National Assembly Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty (R) visits flood victims in Yen Bai province on October 18 (Photo: VNA)

Ty and his entourage visited some bereaved families and households whose property was washed away by floods in Van Chan district and Nghia Lo town.

He appreciated the local military and militia forces and youths who have helped residents to address flood consequences. He asked them to continue efforts to assist local people swiftly deal with disaster impacts and stabilise their lives.

At a working session with the delegation, provincial leaders proposed the NA and Government send teams to the province to assess loses, find out causes and provide technical support to rebuild damaged roads and irrigation works. 

They called on the Government to give urgent financial assistance to repair 78 important traffic and irrigation works with estimated costs of around VND 400 billion (US$ 17.6 million).

The NA leader requested Yen Bai authorities to focus on efforts to help residents stabilise their lives, solve environmental problems to prevent diseases, and proactively repair damaged traffic, irrigation and other infrastructure works. He also asked the province to use aid in an effective, fair, transparent and timely manner.

Yen Bai has reported 18 deaths, 10 people missing and nine others injured in the recent downpours and floods. Nearly 2,000 houses were damaged while more than 140 households were evacuated due to landslides and flash floods. 

Floods also devastated more than 900ha of crops, tens of thousands of livestock and poultry, and over 42ha of aquaculture area. Total damage was estimated at over VND 700 billion (US$ 30.8 million).

VNS

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