PYONGYANG, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Disaster relief has been carried out in areas hit by days of heavy rains in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), said the official news agency KCNA on Sunday.
The central and local authorities are tapping all reserves and mobilizing full manpower to ensure necessary material supplies in the stricken region, said the KCNA.
Urgent consultative meetings were called in the disaster areas to take measures to restore normal life. The efforts to reconstruct houses, public buildings, roads and bridges are also under way.
In the South Hamgyong Province, all the destroyed irrigation waterways have been reinforced while the damaged ones in North Phyongan Province are still being repaired.
Meanwhile, the beds of railways and telecommunication lines have already been restored in Jagang Province.
According to a report on Thursday, the rainfall has caused huge damage to people's daily lives, transportation, agriculture and other sectors, destroying some 5,560 houses, 350 public buildings and flooded 14,850 hectares of farmland.