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Hanoi (VNA) – Ministries, agencies, individuals and organisations have so far donated 62 billion VND (2.69 million USD) to flood-hit victims in the central and Central Highlands regions via the National Relief Fund and Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee.

The sum was raised in response to appeals of President of the VFF Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan to support victims of flood, drought and saline intrusion last year.

On January 19, a representative from the Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) handed over 105 million VND (4,500 USD) to the VFF Central Committee in Hanoi on January 19 to aid flood-hit victims in the central region.  

In the past, the VOV raised 621 million VND (27,000 USD) for the effort and called on individuals and organisations to work together for the victims.

Speaking at the event, Vice President and Secretary General of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man pledged to transfer the sum to the victims as soon as possible ahead of the upcoming Lunar New Year.

He said last year, the country incurred losses from disasters, including the marine environment incident./.