More Relief from Nationals for Xangsane Victims

VND161 billion will be earmarked from the 2006 budget to help provinces overcome the consequences of Xangsane. So far, agencies, organizations and individuals nationwide have donated thousands of billions VND in relief to the areas.

The money from National Budget will be allotted to Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Ngai and Quang Tri provinces (VND10 billion each), Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam provinces (VND30 billion each), Da Nang City (VND40 billion), Binh Dinh province (VND3 billion), Phu Yen (VND2 billion) and Kon Tum (VND6 billion).

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Tuesday asked chairmen of the provincial and city people’s committees to be responsible for managing and using the money based on the current regulations.

On the same day, the Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee said it has received so far nearly VND3,650 billion, US$450 and over 11 tons of food, clothes and medicines. These stuffs have been allocated to victims in above areas.

In cooperation with the Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper, other organizations and companies in Viet Nam such as the Ho Chi Minh City Poor Patient Sponsoring Association, PepsiCo Vietnam and TIE, have visited and gave gifts to families of Xangsane victims.

Typhoon Xangsane, which was the sixth to have hit Viet Nam since the beginning of this year, swept through a number of central and central highlands provinces, especially Da Nang city, Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces.

By staff writers – Translated by Trong Khuong

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