Over 1,400 tonnes of rice allocated to five provinces ahead of Tet

Hanoi: Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai has recently signed decisions regarding the allocation of more than 1,444 tonnes of rice from the national reserve to five provinces for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival and the between-crop period. Specifically, he assigned the Ministry of Finance to distribute without collecting money 332.37 tonnes of rice to the central province of Quang Ngai, 85.44 tonnes to the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, over 19.9 tonnes to the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, and 351.81 tonnes to the southern province of Tay Ninh as aid to local people on the occasion of Tet. Meanwhile, the northern province of Lang Son will get 236.4 tonnes of rice, An Giang 416.38 tonnes, and Kien Giang 2.28 tonnes for the between-crop period. The People's Committees of the five provinces are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of reporting data as well as providing timely support to eligible recipients in accordance with regulations./. Source: Vietnam News Agency