Ongoing financial aids offered to northern flood-hit localities

Thursday, 2017-08-10 12:43:26
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An aid team of the Vietnam Red Cross Society present gifts to affected households in flood-hit Mu Cang Chai district.
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NDO – Nguyen Thi Doan, Former Vice President and also Chairwoman of the Vietnam Association for Study Encouragement, visited and provided a financial aid of VND150 million (US$6,600) for schools in Yen Bai province’s Mu Cang Chai district on August 9, aiming to help them overcome the aftermaths of recent flash floods.

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In addition, Yen Bai province received billions of Vietnam dong in assistance from many other provinces and organisations, with VND1.2 billion from the Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee, VND300 million from Thai Nguyen province, VND500 million from the Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam, 100 million from Hoa Binh province and another VND100 million from the Vietnam Farmers’ Association.

* On the same day, fund-raising ceremonies to support flood-hit provinces in the Northwestern region were held by the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communication and Education; the Overseas Party Organisation; the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; and Nhan Dan Newspaper. Accordingly, public servants and employees of these units will donate at least a day’s salary and all donations will be sent to the recipients as soon as possible.

* In the morning of August 9, a delegation of the Central Enterprises Block Party Committee, led by Deputy Secretary Pham Tan Cong, visited, encouraged and presented over VND4.4 billion to Yen Bai, aiming to help the province address the challenges caused by recent floods.

* On Wednesday, the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) issued an appeal asking its branches across the country to call on officials, members, youngsters, volunteers, organisations, individuals and people strata, to support the localities damaged by natural disasters.

Later the same day, the VRCS coordinated with the National Humanitarian Portal 1400 to launch a message programme in support of the flood-hit country fellowmen. The programme will be implemented from August 9 to October 7 with the title: UH sent to 1409. All the proceeds from the programme will be used to serve essential needs and support livelihoods for the flood-affected people.