A delegation of Vu A Dinh scholarship fund led by Truong My Hoa, former Vice State President, supports flood victims (Photo: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on August 17 carried 2.5 tonnes of goods raised by the Vu A Dinh scholarship fund to flood-hit victims in the northern provinces of Son La and Yen Bai on August 17.

The relief delegation was led by Truong My Hoa, former Vice State President and Chairwoman of the scholarship fund.

According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, since the beginning of August, heavy rains and flash floods  in northern mountainous provinces have claimed at least 34 lives and left 11 others missing. Many people have lost their houses.

To promptly support flood victims, Vietnam Airlines has given free flights to carry donated goods to those in need.

During rains and floods in the central region in late 2016, the airline carried 30 tonnes of provisions and raised 2.1 billion VND (92,412 USD) for flood-affected people.-VNA