Storm-damaged provinces receive aid, donations

Sai Gon Giai Phong and Kontum Newspapers give gifts to students in Kon Ray District.(Photo: SGGP)

Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper collaborated with Kontum Newspaper on October 19 to donate two tons of goods worth VND20 million, including food and clothes, to Kontum Province districts damaged by Storm Ketsana.

The delegation handed over 300 kilograms of rice, 5,000 packs of instant noodles, and thousands of clothes to households and hundreds of students in Kon Ray District’s Dak T’re and Tan Lap communes.

It also gave 1,000 square meters of roofing to a village in Tu M’Rong District which had to be relocated.

Honda Vietnam donated VND242 million to 119 households whose relatives were killed by the storm in Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, and Kontum provinces.

Techcombank’s Danang Branch gave 60 gifts worth VND20 million to 60 outstanding disadvantaged pupils in Cam Le and Hoa Vang districts.

Techcombank will continue to donate gifts to disadvantaged children in eight central provinces from October 20-28 at a total cost of VND200 million.

In related news, the Danang City People’s Committee started construction on a center for flood and storm prevention on October 20 in Hai Chau District.

Covering an area of 1,050 square meters, the center is funded with more than $US441,000 by the US Pacific Command.

The center will be responsible for alerting residents and controlling floods in the area, while helping local authorities implement prevention methods in a timely manner.

By Staff writers – Translated by Minh Tri

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