Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, head of the Steering Committee for the North West Region and a Government delegation arrived in cold front affected town Sapa to inspect recovery works and visit families who were affected by the cold front.
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (second L) visits residents in Sapa district on January 28, 2015 (Photo:SGGP)
Tourist destination Sapa is one of the hardest hit localities in the recent cold front with temperature yesterday dropped to minus 4 degrees Celsius.
Government leaders asked local authorities to help residents quickly stabilize their lives, production, cultivation and breeding after the extremely cold front is over and provide preventative measures against upcoming cold fronts.
The delegation also visited, donated funding, medicines and essential goods to cold front affected families
The deputy PM required the Ministry of Finance to provide fund for stabilizing inhabitants’ life, the Ministry of Health to supply medicines to residents, and the Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development and the Bank for Social Policies to quickly adopt necessary financial measures for supporting production and farming.
The Deputy PM also requested local authorities to adopt social welfare services such as supplying essential goods and rice to poor families.
On the occasion, Vietnam Red Cross Society, credit organizations and local enterprises offered gifts to cold front affected families those who receive social welfare with total value of VND 2.9 billion.