Chinese agencies support Vietnamese flood-hit victims    
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Chinese agencies support Vietnamese flood-hit victims
Jul 09 2018

Chinese agencies have provided nearly VND4 billion (USD181,818) for people affected by recent floods in the northern mountainous region.

Of the total figure, VND1.115 billion was from the Chinese Red Cross; VND2.5 billion from the Chinese Enterprise Association in Vietnam and the remainder from the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam.

Since 2016, the Chinese Red Cross have provided around USD380,000 for Vietnam to mitigate the consequences of natural disasters. 

The agency has also helped Vietnam to implement some clean water projects in remote areas.

Vietnam previously donated USD300,000 to China for those hit by the earthquake in Sichuan Province.

State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi has also sent a message of condolences to Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh over recent loss of lives and property caused by the recent flood in the northern mountainous localities.

Flash floods and landslides triggered by downpours in June left 23 dead and 10 missing in northern mountainous provinces, mainly in Lai Chau and Ha Giang.

Of the victims, 16 deaths and 9 missing victims were in Lai Chau Province, five deaths in Ha Giang, one death each in Quang Ninh and Lao Cai, and one missing person in Dien Bien, reported the Standing Office of the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Floods also pulled down or swept away 161 houses, damaged 958 homes and flooded 1,800 others. - Dtinews.vn