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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam-Republic of Korea (RoK) Friendship Association on November 27 received aid for disaster-affected localities from two Panko Corporation factories.

The Panko Vina Company in southern Binh Duong province donated 500 million VND (22,010 USD), while the Panko Tam Thang Company in central Quang Nam province provided 100,000 T-shirts.

The northern provinces of Hoa Binh and Yen Bai will receive 200 million VND and 40,000 T-shirts each, and the central province of Thanh Hoa will be presented with 100 million VND and 20,000 T-shirts.

President of the RoK-Vietnam Friendship Association Choi Young Joo expressed his hope that these gifts will help locals in disaster-hit areas surmount flood consequences.

On November 26, the General Union of Vietnamese in France (UGVF) hosted a meal as part of the “Bridge of Love” programme to raise funds for people affected by floods in Thach Dinh and Thach Lam communes of Thanh Hoa province.

More than 70 overseas Vietnamese and French people raised some 100 million VND (4,402 USD) at the meal.

Currently, the “Bridge of Love” programme is implementing two projects. The first project aims to provide 100 long-term scholarships for students in Lai Chau and Tien Giang province, while the second looks to raise funds to buy water purifiers for island soldiers.

The UGVF also plans to establish a rehabilitation centre for children with disabilities in Huong Son district of Ha Tinh province.-VNA