Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue on August 10 instructed the Ministry of Finance to provide more than 618 tonnes of rice to the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau.
The rice, sourced from the national reserve, aims to support residents of the province victimised by natural disasters this year.
The provincial People’s Committee is responsible for the prompt distribution of the rice to beneficiaries in line with regulations.
Since late June, floods triggered by heavy rains in Lai Chau have damaged many houses, roads, as well as rice fields and crops during the harvest season in the districts of Tam Duong, Sin Ho, Than Uyen, and Phong Tho, causing losses worth tens of billions dong.
Organisations and individuals across the country have offered aid to help people in Lai Chau stabilise their lives and recover production.