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UNDP helps build 300 houses for storm victims

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will support the construction of 300 houses in the central provinces of Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen and Quang Nam, which were seriously affected by Typhoon Damrey last year, according to Lao Dong newspaper.

Each house will be built at a cost of nearly VND50 million (US$2,200). Beneficiaries include impoverished households and those whose houses were destroyed by the storm.

Nguyen Dac Tai, vice chairman of Khanh Hoa Province, said Damrey destroyed nearly 3,000 houses and partly damaged 100,000 others in the province, with total property damage estimated at more than VND15 trillion.

UNDP had earlier given more than VND13 billion to the province to help over 3,400 households repair their houses which were damaged by the typhoon.

Vietnam Peacekeeping Department makes debut

The Ministry of National Defense held a ceremony in Hanoi on January 5 to inaugurate the Vietnam Peacekeeping Department which was upgraded from the Vietnam Peacekeeping Center, the Government news website reports. The department has 77 officers in total.

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh suggested the department boost human resources training, particularly in improving specialized skills and language proficiency for officers and soldiers, in order that it can take a bigger role and better perform its peacekeeping missions.

Work starts on Mai Dich-Thang Long elevated road

Construction began on Saturday on an elevated road running from Mai Dich flyover to the southern end of the Thang Long Bridge, which is part of Hanoi Ring Road No.3 project, Vietnamnet news website reports.

The project has an estimated cost of VND5.34 trillion (US$235 million), financed by Japanese official development assistance, and is scheduled for completion in 2020.

According Thang Long Project Management Unit, which is responsible for the project, the viaduct has a total length of more than 5.3 kilometers, with four traffic lanes and two emergency lanes.

Once complete, the overhead road would reduce congestion on Pham Van Dong Street and the busy intersections of Hoang Quoc Viet, Co Nhue and Nguyen Hoang Ton.

The project is divided into two packages with the first 2.7 kilometers from Mai Dich to Co Nhue being undertaken by a consortium of Sumitomo Mitsui and Cienco 4, while the remaining section will be constructed by the Tokyu Construction Ltd-Taisei Corporation consortium.

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