Dang Thi Phan, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, said more than 13,200 households in Thuan Bac, Thuan Nam, Bac Ai, Ninh Hai, Ninh Son and Ninh Phuoc districts received the rice.
An official from the Bac Ai district People’s Committee said due to climate change, poor households and ethnic minorities met difficulties in farming. Nearly 3,000 local households received more than 205,000kg of rice from the Government.
Earlier, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc also decided to provide rice as food aid for people in northern and central provinces ahead of the Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays.
The PM asked the Ministry of Finance (MoF) to allocate more than 3,700 tonnes of rice from the national reserves for poor households in the provinces of Ha Giang (359 tonnes), Yen Bai (380 tonnes) and Cao Bang (603 tonnes), the central provinces of Phu Yen (399 tonnes), Binh Dinh (1,000 tonnes) and Quang Binh (1,000 tonnes).