Prolonged heavy rains triggered by Storm Linfa and tropical depressions have resulted in severe floods in some provinces and cities in the Central and Central Highlands regions, killing 18 and injured many others while 14 people had gone missing as of 8 p.m. of October 11. More than 150,000 houses had been inundated or damaged.

The regions have also suffered heavy losses in terms of crops, aquaculture, and livestock and poultry farming.

Delegates donate to help flood victims in response to the call of the VFF.

Chairwoman of the VFF’s Hanoi chapter Nguyen Lan Huong urged officials, cadres, collectives, individuals, workers, armed forces, people from walks of life, businesses, and philanthropists to offer a helping hand to disaster-hit residents, contributing to restoring production and stabilizing lives.

Donations can be sent to Hanoi’s relief fund run by the VFF’s Hanoi chapter or the headquarters of the chapter at 29 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue directed the provision of VND 7 billion (USD 305,000) from Hanoi’s relief fund to five hardest hit localities, including VND 2 billion each to Thua Thien - Hue and Quang Tri and VND 1 billion each to Quang Nam, Quang Binh, and Ha Tinh.

On the same day, permanent deputy chief of the Hanoi Coordination Office on New Rural Development, Nguyen Van Chi, said valuable agricultural products will be put up for auction at an event to popularize “One Commune, One Product” (OCOP) products and the proceeds will be used to help flood victims in the Central region.

The event will be held on the Trinh Cong Son pedestrian street in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district from October 29 to November 2. The auction is scheduled for October 30.

Source: VNA