Vietnam’s Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Company (HAGL) hands 2 billion LAK (about 250,000 USD) to authorities of Laos’ southern Attapeu province to support victims of the recent dam collapse (Photo: VNA)

 

Vientiane (VNA) - Vietnam’s Hoang Anh Gia Lai Joint Stock Company (HAGL) recently handed 2 billion LAK (about 250,000 USD) to authorities of Laos’ southern Attapeu province to support victims of the recent dam collapse.

The company previously offered a batch of urgent aid, including 50 tonnes of rice, food and 2,000 clothes, to people in affected areas.

It also dispatched 15 medical workers of Medical University-HAGL Hospital to work with Laos’ rescue forces and sent medical equipment to support local people after the incident.

On July 23, a saddle dam of the Sepian Senamnoi hydroelectric power project, invested by companies of the Republic of Korea, Thailand and Laos, burst, unleashing 5 billion cubic metres of water from the mountain to 13 villages of Sanamxay district downstream the Sepian River, some 560 km southeast of Vientiane.

As of August 14, up to 39 people had died while 97 other remained missing, according to the Lao government.-VNA