Flood water level remains high in Songkhone, Champhone and Sonnaboury districts in Savannakhet province with a number of people’s houses still inundated.
It is expected that it would take days for the water level to subside and return to normalcy. This disaster caused damages to houses in 10 districts which house 165 villages, 13,736 families, Savannakhet Governor Santiphab Phomvihane told a fund raising event held in the province yesterday.
People in 81 villages (7,433 families) have been evacuated with over 49,274 ha of paddy fields damaged. Over 2,500 ha of other types of farmland have been also damaged since the flood hit the central province in late August. The disaster also caused damages to basic infrastructure including public utilities, 165 schools and eight dispensaries.
Damages to road and bridges can be estimated at more than 72 billion kip.
Cash and relief items worth more than 3.5 billion kip were donated at the function. The amount included 2.3 billion kip in cash and over 211 million kip in kind.
Source: Lao News Agency