Vietnamese Embassy in Laos supports flood victims at home

Many farmers in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son have constructed an improvised cable car to carry custard apples from the mountains. Custard apple harvesting is taking place in Chi Lang District. Since early morning, many people come to local Lan Giao Mountain to harvest the fruit. Lanh Van Long, a local resident, said that it is very difficult to climb to mountains, so he can only pick up 6-8 baskets of custard-apples every morning.     Farmers in Lang Son Province invent cable car to carry custard apples Another local farmer named Hua Van Cuong said that his family grew around 500 custard apple trees covering a hectare on the mountain. After being harvested, custard apples are brought to Dong Banh Market for sales. People in Chi Lang have made a winch which they describe as a cable car to transport custard apples from the mountains to the ground. The tool is made from motorbike engines and cables. The cable length depends on different heights of mountains and can run up to 700m. The brake is used to adjust the speed. In 2011, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam issued a trademark for Chi Lang custard apples, aiming to raise the profile of Lang Son's speciality fruit and its value. Chi Lang District grew custard apples across 1,500ha by 2016.   …... [read more]

​Dong Van Karst Plateau (Photo: VNA) Ha Giang (VNA) – The Banyan Tree Group conducted a fact-finding tour to the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang from August 8-10 to study the building of super luxury hotels in the locality. After visiting popular destinations in Ha Giang, the group showed special interests in areas of Nam Dam Lake in Quan Ba district, and Ma Pi Leng Pass in Meo Vac district. At a working session with local authorities on August 10, Director of the group’s project Phan Chi proposed the province build roads to these selected areas and hand over clean land to investors as well as ensure the provision of electricity and water and support the group to build resorts according to local architectures. Secretary of the provincial Party’s Committee Trieu Tai Vinh and Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Son revealed a plan to build a global geological park at Dong Van Karst Plateau approved by the Prime Minister in April 2017. The scheme is significant to the development of the plateau – which was recognised as a member of the Global Network of National Geoparks in 2010, becoming Vietnam’s first geological park and the second in Southeast Asia, they said.   [Plan for Dong Van geopark development approved] The officials added that Ha Giang is coordinating with the McKinsey & Company Vietnam Limited to speed up the building of a tourism development plan for the park and Ha …... [read more]

By texting "UH” to 1409, an individual can donate VND20,000 to residents in flood-hit localities in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam, including Yen Bai, Son La and Lai Chau provinces. The campaign is co-organized by the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) and the National Humanitarian Portal 1400. All of the collected money and materials will be donated to flood-affected people by providing fundamental goods, housing and livelihoods. On the same day, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has also offered VND250 million and launched a program to call on individuals and organizations to join hands to assist the northern mountainous provinces. The Voice of Vietnam on August 9 supported VND300 million in support for flood victims in northern region. According to the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee, to date, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has received the donation of VND2 billion from individuals and organizations, and 30 tons of aid relief from the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA) to help flood victims. The Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee has also asked its member organizations in cities and provinces throughout the country to cooperate with local authorities to estimate loss of flooding and the situation of provinces affected by flash flooding. By staff writers – Translated by Kim Khanh... [read more]

By texting "UH” to 1409, an individual can donate VND20,000 to residents in flood-hit localities in the northern mountainous region of Vietnam, including Yen Bai, Son La and Lai Chau provinces. The campaign is co-organized by the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VNRC) and the National Humanitarian Portal 1400. All of the collected money and materials will be donated to flood-affected people by providing fundamental goods, housing and livelihoods. On the same day, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has also offered VND250 million and launched a program to call on individuals and organizations to join hands to assist the northern mountainous provinces. The Voice of Vietnam on August 9 supported VND300 million in support for flood victims in northern region. According to the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee, to date, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has received the donation of VND2 billion from individuals and organizations, and 30 tons of aid relief from the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA) to help flood victims. The Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee has also asked its member organizations in cities and provinces throughout the country to cooperate with local authorities to estimate loss of flooding and the situation of provinces affected by flash flooding. By staff writers – Translated by Kim Khanh... [read more]

Participants in the launching ceremony of the text-message programme donate money to flood victims (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRC) on August 9 launched a text-message programme to raise funds for people in flood-hit areas in northern Vietnam. By texting “UH” to the number 1409, a donor can donate 20,000 VND to the programme, which lasts from August 9 to October 7. Other material aid can be delivered to the VRC headquarters at No 82 Nguyen Du street in Hanoi or its southern representative office at No 201 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Money can also be sent to the bank account “Trung uong Hoi Chu thap do Viet Nam”, number 124 02 02 005 348 (for VND), 124 02 02 018198 (for USD), or 124 02 02 006862 (for EUR), at the Hoang Mai branch of the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (No 127 Lo Duc street in Hai Ba Trung district, Hanoi). All of the collected money and materials will be used to support flood-affected people with fundamental goods, housing and livelihoods. On August 8, the VRC also called on its chapters, members and people nationwide to provide assistance for flood victims. The campaign will last until the end of September. Heavy rains and subsequent flash floods occurred across northern mountainous provinces over the last few days, especially in Yen Bai, Son La and Lai Chau…... [read more]

The National Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention received 30 tons of aid relief to help flood victims in the northern mountainous provinces at Noi Bai International Airport yesterday.  On behalf of Vietnamese Government, Minister, Chairman of the Office of the Government Mai Tien Dung. Mai Tien Dung sends VND 400 million to the Central Fatherland Front Committee of Vietnam to support the flood victims in the northern mountainous province The donation was contributed by the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA), an inter-governmental organization established by ten ASEAN countries in November 17, 2011 under its target of facilitate cooperation and coordination among ASEAN Member States and with the United Nations and international organizations for disaster management and emergency. 30 tons of aid relief included 600 household kits, 3,000 personal hygiene products, 600 kitchen kits, one set of movable canvas containing goods, an electric generator with 16 KVA, and 300 home repair kits with total value of US$ 2.3 trillion. As plan, the donation will be sent to flood victims in the provinces of Son La, Yen Bai and Nghe An where suffered serious damages after a week-long siege of flashflood and landslide.  On the occasion, Director of the ASEAN Coordinating Center for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management Ms. Adelina Kamal shared with losses from the recent flood and the difficulties of people in effected-areas. This is the first time that Vietnam called for assistance from the organization, added Ms. Adelina Kamal. On the same day,…... [read more]

Delivery relief aids to flood-hit locals in Nam Pam commune of Son La (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Party Central Committee’s Office on August 8 raised 421 million VND (18,519 USD) to support locals in northern mountainous localities that have been hit by torrential rains and floods. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, as well as other former Party and State leaders and officials of the Party Central Committee’s Office donated at least one-day salary to the fund. The same day, the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee also called on State officials and public servants to contribute at least one-day salary to a fund as aid to the flood-hit localities. During the day, the VFF raised 105 million VND (4,618 USD), while receiving 50 million VND (2,199 USD) from the National Assembly Office and 450 million VND (19,795 USD) from the Ministry of Information and Communications for the fund. Hanoi has also offered 4.5 billion VND (197,955 USD) to assist the northern mountainous provinces. Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces, mostly Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. Son La province had the highest number of fatalities with 12 while Yen Bai had…... [read more]

NDO/VNA – The Party Central Committee’s Office on August 8 raised VND421 million (US$18,519) to support locals in northern mountainous localities that have been hit by torrential rains and floods. >>> Joint efforts made to support flood victims Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, as well as other former Party and State leaders and officials of the Party Central Committee’s Office donated at least a one-day salary to the fund. The same day, the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee also called on State officials and public servants to contribute at least one-day salary to a fund as aid to the flood-hit localities. During this day, the VFF raised VND105 million (US$4,618), while receiving VND50 million (US$2,199) from the National Assembly Office and VND450 million (US$19,795) from the Ministry of Information and Communications for the fund. Hanoi has also offered VND4.5 billion (US$197,955) to assist the northern mountainous provinces. Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces, mostly Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. Son La province had the highest number of fatalities with 12 while Yen Bai had the highest number of missing persons with 13. Torrential rains and floods also swept away and collapsed 231 houses,…... [read more]

Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces (Source: VNA)   Hanoi (VNA) – Trade unions of the Presidential Office and the Government’s Office have raised funds in support of north-western provinces hit by the recent floods and landslides. The donation has been channelled through the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee. Vice Chairman of the Presidential Office Bui Truong Giang said the fund aims to help victims of the natural disasters restore production and soon stabilise their lives. On August 7, a delegation of the National Assembly led by Vice Chairman Do Ba Ty, along with Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung and Son La province leaders, visited flood victims in Nam Pam commune, Muong La district, and those who are under treatment at Muong La general hospital. Ty asked local authorities and competent forces of Muong La to promptly search missing people and help locals stabilise their lives. On the same day, the Ministry of Information and Communications sent two delegations to Yen Bai and Son La provinces to visit local flood victims. Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in northern mountainous provinces. The victims are from Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang,…... [read more]

Recent heavy rains and flash floods have taken the lives of 26 people and left 15 others missing and 27 injured in the northern mountainous provinces. Floods in Nam Pam commune, Muong La district, Son La province The victims are from Yen Bai, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien and Cao Bang, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control. Son La province had the highest number of fatalities with 12 while Yen Bai had the highest number of missing persons with 13.  Torrential rains and floods also swept away and collapsed 231 houses, damaged 245 houses, submerged 338.5 hectares of rice, and made 398 households leave their homes to safer places. The intense floods also blew away over 25,000 cubic metres of national roads, 117,706 cubic metres of provincial and district roads; damaged 145 irrigation works and 2,072 metres of river dike, causing about over 940 billion VND (41.36 million USD) in economic losses in the provinces. The Committee asked relevant agencies, and provincial and municipal steering boards for natural disaster prevention, search and rescue to continue mobilising forces and vehicles to search for the missing, help the injured and visit the families of dead victims. Resources should also be focused on helping repair damaged houses, clean the environment to prevent disease outbreaks, providing necessities for daily use, resuming production, and repairing traffic works. VNA... [read more]




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