Vice President presents gifts to flood victims in Quang Binh province

Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on October 13 visited residents in Le Thuy and Quang Ninh districts, the central province of Quang Binh, which were hard hit by severe floods in recent days.

Floods caused by torrential rains have claimed two lives in the province and damaged nearly 15,200 houses, thousands of hectares of crops and aquaculture as well as roads and other infrastructure facilities.

In Quang Ninh district, the Vice President handed over 100 million VND (over 4,310 USD) to the mountainous commune of Truong Son to help it overcome the consequences of flooding. She also presented 60 gifts of essential goods to local poor households.

In Le Thuy district, Thinh granted 100 million VND each to Lien Thuy and An Thuy communes, 30 million VND to the kindergarten of Lien Thuy commune and 50 gifts to local people.

Torrential rain is continuing in Quang Binh, posing high risk of flood returning.

Also on October 13, the Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) said the second batch of relief goods has been delivered to four central provinces – Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam – worth a total 1.4 billion VND.

A working team of the VRC Central Committee will travel to Thua Thien-Hue on October 14 to distribute the relief goods.

Earlier, the VRC sent the first batch of relief goods worth nearly 500 million VND to Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Quang Nam.

Source: Vietnam News Agency