The Government of Laos hands over 20 tonnes of goods in aid for storm-hit people in Phu Yen province at an event on November 20. (Photo: VNA)

Phu Yen (VNA) – The Government of Laos has provided 20 tonnes of rice and a tonne of dried pork and beef in aid for people hit by Typhoon Damrey in the central coastal province of Phu Yen.

The relief demonstrates the close ties between the people of Laos and Vietnam in difficulties, said Intha Vong Pha Chanh, Lao Deputy Consul General in Da Nang, at an event to hand over the goods on November 20.

Secretary of the province’s Party Committee Huynh Tan Viet thanked the Lao Government for its urgent support and vowed to deliver the relief to those in need as soon as possible.

After the event, all the goods were dispatched to people living in mountainous districts of Dong Xuan, Song Hinh and Son Hoa.

Prior to this, tonnes of goods, including sugar, milk and canned foods, sent by Russia to aid flood recovery in Vietnam have been allocated to districts in the province.

Typhoon Damrey, the 12th major storm in the East Sea, hit Vietnam’s south central coast on November 4, claiming 89 lives and left 18 missing and 174 others injured in central and Central Highlands localities, according to the National Committee for Search and Rescue.-VNA