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PM approves 500 billion VND to support flood-hit localities

 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to temporarily allocate 500 billion VND (over 23 million USD) from the central budget’s reserves of 2020 to support five central provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien – Hue, Quang Nam, and Ha Tinh in carrying out rescue tasks, social security work and overcoming consequences of floods.

The PM asked the localities’ authorities to base on the real situation to responsibly use the central budget, their local budgets and other legal financial sources to promptly perform the tasks in line with relevant legal regulations.

The People’s Committees of the five central provinces have been asked to examine and count the losses caused by natural disasters and the spending on overcoming consequences of natural disasters in accordance with regulations.

They have also been required to report on the funding needs for rescue works and policies on social security, and send to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control for submission to the PM to consider and decide the level of official support from the central budget to the coffers of each locality./.