People joins hand for flood victims

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Deputy Prime Ministers Truong Hoa Binh, Vuong Dinh Hue and Vu Duc Dam yesterday launched a fund to help flood-affected people in the Northwest provinces after a week long siege of flashfloods and downpours.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and deputy prime ministers launch a fund raising ceremony to help flood-affected in the Northwest provinces

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and deputy prime ministers launch a fund raising ceremony to help flood-affected in the Northwest provinces

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc call upon all staffs and officials of the Governmental Office to voluntarily contributed their one day's salary to the Fatherland Front Committee of Vietnam for flood-affected people of Yen Bai, Son La, Dien Bien and Lai Chau.

Total contribution of Government Offcie staffs is estimated to reach over VND 362 million.

State President Tran Dai Quang, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh and all staffs and officials of Presidential Office yesterday offered at least their two- day salary  for flood-affected families to overcome difficulties and consequences, and stabilize production.

After working with leaders of Yen Bai province and Mu Cang Chai district on the recent downpour and flooding, Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan and the working delegation visited and offered rice, box of instant noodles, cooking oil and money to families affected by the natural disaster.

On behalf of all staffs and officials, the minister sent VND 1.5 billion to the People’s Committee of Yen Bai province.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and Head of Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention Nguyen Xuan Cuong also called on enterprises and people to join hand for flood compatriots in Yen Bai, Son La, Dien Bien and Lai Chau.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development received more than VND 1billion.

106 people were killed and went missing during the recent torrential rains and flashflood, and nearly 1,019 houses were completely destroyed. The losses were estimated at trillions of VND.

Currently, the northern region has experienced an extreme hot air with daytime temperature of 34- 36 degrees Celsius.

Because of an influence of tropical- low pressure trough and low turbulence, the hot weather begins hitting the provinces from Thanh Hoa to Phu Yen today.

The highest temperature in the areas could keep at 34 degrees Celsius.

By press group- Translated by Huyen Huong

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