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RoK donates 10,000 tonnes of rice to aid storm Damrey’s victims

Some 10,000 tonnes of rice donated by the Republic of Korea (ROK) was handed over to ten storm-hit central and Central Highland provinces during an event in Dai Loc district, in the central province of Quang Nam, on March 21.

RoK, rice support, storm Damrey’s victims, RoK government, continued relief efforts, transparent distribution, economic losses

Dai Loc residents receive rice donated by the ROK in support of the central and Central Highland provinces to overcome the consequences caused by Typhoon Damrey in November 2017. (Photo: NDO).

The event was attended by Korean Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Kim Jong-Hoon and representatives from Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

The rice, worth more than VND393 billion (US$17.2 million), was provided by the RoK government via the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) to localities that suffered severe damage from Typhoon Damrey in 2017.

The recipients included Thue Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Tri, Quang Ngai, Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Gia Lai, Kon Tum and Dak Lak. The hardest-hit Khanh Hoa province received the most at 2,000 tonnes, followed by Quang Nam (1,700 tonnes), and Thua Thien-Hue (1,500 tonnes).

RoK, rice support, storm Damrey’s victims, RoK government, continued relief efforts, transparent distribution, economic losses

The rice was provided by the RoK government via the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve.

Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoang Van Thang said despite Vietnam’s continued relief efforts, affected people in remote areas face many difficulties. The ministry will ensure the appropriate and transparent distribution of the relief.

In early November 2017, Typhoon Damrey swept through Vietnam’s south central region, leaving 123 people dead or missing and 342 others injured, while causing approximately US$1 billion in economic losses. It was one of the worst storms to strike the region in years.

Source: NDO

RoK, rice support, storm Damrey’s victims, RoK government, continued relief efforts, transparent distribution, economic losses
 
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