Tran Quang Hoai, a permenant member of the National Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control, speaks at a ceremony at Noi Bai airport on October 20 to receive the Japanese Government’s emergency relief aid for Vietnamese flood-hit areas. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Japanese Government’s emergency relief aid for Vietnamese flood-hit areas landed at the Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi on October 20.

The aid consists of 40 sets of canvases, 47 water purifiers, and more than 5,000 blankets.

The National Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control has been working to ensure the donation will reach flood victims in Yen Bai and Hoa Binh provinces as soon as possible.

Nagai Katsuro, an official from the Japan Embassy in Vietnam, expressed his empathy with losses the Vietnamese people have suffered from the past historical downpours and floods. He hoped the aid would help people in flood areas ease their difficulties.

The Japanese Government on October 19 decided to provide emergency relief aid for Vietnam’s flood-hit areas.

The assistance is to respond to the Vietnamese Government’s call and in line with the close relationship between the two countries, according to a notice released by the Japanese Government.

Continuous downpours from October 10 triggered floods and landslides in Vietnam’s northern and north central regions, causing huge human and property losses.

Statistics released by the National Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Control show that as of October 16, floods killed 75 people, injured 38 and left 28 others missing while forcing 2,604 households to evacuate.-VNA