HCM City raises fund for flood-hit people in north, central

Updated 7:40' 3/2/2018
A bridge linking road No.5 to Tru Son commune in Nghe An is submerged.
HCM City (VNA) – The Ho Chi Minh City Red Cross Society plans to deliver more than one billion VND (44,000 USD) raised by its chapters at all levels for flood-hit residents in the northern provinces Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Son La, and Hoa Binh October 13.
Relief delegations will also be dispatched to the central province of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, and Thua Thien – Hue to help locals overcome flood consequences.

Previously, the municipal chapter raised more than 560 million VND (24,640 USD) for residents in the northern and central flood-hit provinces at a ceremony on October 12.

Addressing the event, Nguyen Hoang An, Vice President of the Society called on all local authorities, organisations, individuals to help flood-hit residents in many ways, including by placing donation boxes in all agencies, companies, streets and residential areas.

Two donators presented 25 million VND (1,100 USD) to support the family of the Vietnam News Agency reporter Dinh Huu Du, who was swept away in the floods.

The Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee also mobilised three billion VND (132,000 USD) to support residents in the provinces from September 21 to October 9.