All typhoon Lekima victims must be provided with clean water, food, and other necessities, no one should be left homeless or unattended, said Prime Minister (PM) Nguyen Tan Dung on his visit to Ninh Binh Province, one of the worst-hit areas in Viet Nam.
|Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung talks with people in the flood-affected northern province of Ninh Binh.|
A delegation led by PM Dung visited Ninh Binh yesterday to review the situation and give guidance to local officials’ relief work.
PM Dung praised local officials’ efforts in evacuating thousands of families to higher ground, taking good care of storm victims, and helping to reduce the death toll in the area.
PM Dung also went on to stress that active measures should be taken to ensure the health and well-being of the storm victims and to help them resume their normal lives.
Meanwhile, thousands of soldiers and transport means have been mobilized to the flood-hit areas to help evacuate the remaining residents, provide food and necessities to local people, rescue offshore fishermen, and rebuild houses and local infrastructure.
Reports from the Central Committee for Flood and Storm Control revealed that typhoon Lekima left 61 people dead or missing, destroyed and submerged thousands of buildings, and swept away more than 100,000 hectares of farm produce.
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