More aid for storm victims in central region

Authorities, central agencies, organisations and people throughout the country have been donating money in aid of the victims of storm Doksuri in the central region.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy Prime Ministers donate money to support victims of storm Doksuri.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy Prime Ministers donate money to support victims of storm Doksuri.

The Government Office launched a fund raising campaign for storm-hit localities on September 20. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy PMs Truong Hoa Binh, Pham Binh Minh, Trinh Dinh Dung, Vu Duc Dam and many other officials from the Government Office have responded to the campaign.

The same day, the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Mass Mobilisation also called on its officials and staff to support the storm victims. Over VND30 million was raised from the commission’s staff.

Officials, workers and employees of the banking sector have raised VND6 billion to support the people in the central provinces as they attempt to overcome the consequences of storm Doksuri. Specifically, Ha Tinh province and Quang Binh province will receive VND2 billion each, whilst Nghe An, Thanh Hoa, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue provinces will be presented with VND500 million each.

On the afternoon of September 20, a delegation of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee paid a visit to storm victims in the central province of Ha Tinh and presented them with VND1.5 billion in support.

On September 20, Ho Chi Minh City authorities decided to allocate VND6 billion from the local fund for emergency aid for people in the central region hit by storm Doksuri.

Financial assistance will be given to Ha Tinh, Nghe An, Quang Binh, and Quang Tri, with each province receiving VND1.5 billion (US$66,000).

Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) presented 100 gifts worth VND1 million each to affected families in Nghi Hoa and Nghi Hai wards, Cua Lo town, Nghe An province, on September 20.

Doksuri, the strongest storm to hit Vietnam in many years, claimed nine lives and left four people missing and 112 injured, according to reports from affected localities as of 10pm on September 16.

The typhoon destroyed 1,185 houses, unroofed 152,599 houses, and submerged 10,923 others. It also inundated 4,473ha of rice and 8,277ha of other crops, affected 16,108ha of aquatic farming, and ruined 10km of national highways and 17.9km of local roads.