Donations made to provide flood relief in central region hinh anh 1Youth union members clean up a road in Thua Thien-Hue province after floodwater recedes (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - Donations are being made by businesses and localities nationwide to assist residents in the central region, which has been hit hard by floods over the last few days.

A delegation of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), led by Deputy General Director Do Chi Thanh, visited the region on October 15, offering condolences and presenting 4 billion VND (173,000 USD) in aid to flood-hit Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, and Quang Nam provinces.

The company’s trade union also earmarked 500 million VND for addressing the consequences of the flooding in Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Tri.

PetroVietnam, meanwhile, launched a programme on the same day calling upon staff to donate to those affected.

On October 14, at the opening session of the 17th Party Congress of Vinh Phuc province, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of the northern locality also called for donations to the central region.

Vinh Phuc decided to provide 5 billion VND to affected provinces.

Prolonged floods caused by incessant downpours have wreaked havoc in Vietnam’s central region, resulting in heavy loss of life and property.

Hundreds of communes and wards have been inundated, leaving 130,000 households without a roof over their heads. Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, and Quang Nam have been hardest hit.

More than 40 people have died or are listed as missing./.