Front leader presents gifts to flood victims in Son La

Saturday, 2017-08-19 17:41:02
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VFF Central Committee President Tran Thanh Man visits people affected by floods in Muong La district, Son La province (Source: baomoi)
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NDO/VNA – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man, on August 19, visited and presented gifts to people affected by floods in Muong La district, in the mountainous northern province of Son La.

VFF President Tran Thanh Man, who is head of the central relief committee, handed over VND 120 million (US$5,280) to three flood-hit households in order to build new houses and VND 55 million (US$ 2,240) to 11 students of affected families in Muong La district.

He proposed that the local authorities continue paying attention to residential planning to overcome the immediate situation and avoid flash floods in the future.

The VFF President also called for investment in traffic infrastructure, electricity, networks, health care stations and schools, ahead of the new school year.

So far, the central relief fund has received over VND 5 billion (US$220,000) from ministries, sectors, organisations, localities and businesses nationwide in support of the affected people in the mountainous northern provinces so that they may stabilise their lives.

By August 18, flash floods in Muong La district had left 13 dead, 2 missing, and 15 injured.

Torrential rains and floods also destroyed 400 houses, affecting over 2,000 local residents and causing losses of up to VND 700 billion (US$ 30.8 million).