Donations made in support of disaster victims in central region

The relevant authorities, agencies, organisations and individuals are making great efforts to help alleviate the difficulties faced by local residents in the central region due to damage caused by Typhoon Doksuri, the strongest storm in a decade to hit Central Vietnam, in mid-September.

Vietnam Red Cross Society staff present relief to local people in Tan Thanh hamlet, Ky Ninh commune, Ky Anh town (Ha Tinh), which suffered damages caused by Typhoon Doksuri. (Credit: NDO/Ha Hien)
Vietnam Red Cross Society staff present relief to local people in Tan Thanh hamlet, Ky Ninh commune, Ky Anh town (Ha Tinh), which suffered damages caused by Typhoon Doksuri. (Credit: NDO/Ha Hien)

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On September 19, the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee held a ceremony in order to raise money in support of local people in the central region as they strive to overcome the damage caused by Doksuri.

At the ceremony, Chairing Board of the VFF Central Committee sent their sincerest condolences to those in affected areas, while calling for Vietnamese people both at home and abroad, in addition to the donors, to give support to people in areas damaged by floods and storms, so that they may quickly return to normal life and restore production. Meanwhile, the VFF Central Committee also urged for the VFF and its Central Relief Department to urgently guide and organise donations.

After the launch, the Ministry of Finance gave VND500 million and Duc Giang Garment Company donated VND50 million. All officials and employees of the VFF Central Committee supported each person with a day's salary.

* The same day, VFF Central Committee issued several decisions to donate a total of VND4 billion to families affected by Typhoon Doksuri in Quang Binh, Ha Tinh, Quang Tri and Nghe An provinces. In addition, the Standing Board of the VFF Central Committee also decided to give VND240 million in order to build houses for six Border Guard officers whose houses collapsed due to the typhoon in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh.

* The Party Central Committee’s Commission for Education and Communications and Vietnam Farmers' Association have launched a donation programme to support local people in the central provinces to overcome the aftermath of Doksuri.

* Also on Tuesday, a mission of the Party Committee of the Central Business Bloc paid a visit to and provided VND4.1 billion, plus 1,000 tonnes of cement, to Quang Binh. The money and materials were donated by agencies and businesses within the bloc.

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The northern province of Ha Nam’s authorities make donations to support victims of Doksuri in the central region. (Credit: NDO)

* On September 19, Ha Nam province held a fund raising event to support compatriots in the central provinces, with each local official donating at least a day's salary. Ha Nam province has donated VND500 million through the Vietnam Red Cross Society.

* On September 18, representatives from real estate giant FLC Group presented VND4 billion to help alleviate the difficulties of Quang Binh victims, the hardest-hit province by Doksuri. FLC has also provided Nghe An with VND2 billion and Ha Tinh withVND3 billion.

* Thua Thien-Hue provincial Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control said that the provincial People's Committee has agreed to allow the affected districts to take advance budget to support households to overcome the aftermath of typhoon Doksuri. Currently, the remedy is still active. And as of September 17, Phong Dien district, A Luoi district and Hue city had basically completed the work to overcome the consequences of the floods and storms.

* By September 19, Ha Tinh Electricity Company had re-supplied power to 362,097 out of 419,512 local customers. The electricity sector is concentrating all of its resources in efforts to re-connect the two provinces of Ha Tinh and Quang Binh today.

* In recent days, the Military Command of Quang Binh province has mobilised more than 8,000 officers and soldiers and other means to take part in overcoming the consequences caused by Doksuri in severely damaged localities. At this time, traffic on inter-village roads and inter-communes has been restored. Many schools and health clinics have also been repaired and resumed operations.

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Representatives from FLC Group donate VND4 billion to the hardest-hit Quang Binh province to help alleviate difficulties for local victims following Typhoon Doksuri. (Credit: NDO)