PM urges urgent flood victim aid

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has instructed ministries and agencies to mobilise all forces and resources to ensure safety and food for residents in flood-hit areas and minimise losses of human lives and property. “Food and supplies must be brought at any cost to residential areas submerged by flood water or isolated,” he said while chairing an online meeting on Saturday on measures to deal with devastating floods that have affected central provinces from Thừa Thiên-Huế to Khánh Hòa. The PM also urged local authorities to quickly evacuate residents from areas at high risk of flash flooding and landslides. He ordered them to also ensure safe operation of hydropower and irrigation reservoirs. The localities were asked to prepare forces and resources to restore houses to habitable states and clean up the environment to prevent epidemics. 

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