More donations from Hanoi for flood victims in central region hinh anh 1The donation reception event of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Hanoi on November 3 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Committee of Hanoi has received donations totalling more than 59 billion VND (2.5 million USD) for flood victims in the central region since October 13.

The sum includes over 15.3 billion VND in cash and 600 million VND in kind presented to the committee’s standing board on November 3.

Deputy Chief of the Office of Hanoi’s coordinating board for the new-style countryside building programme, Nguyen Van Chi, said that from October 30 to November 3 the office received 750 million VND from philanthropists in support of flood-hit residents in the central region.

It will coordinate with the VFF Committee of Hanoi and benefactors to visit and offer essential goods and farming materials to hard-hit localities, to help them address the consequences and resume agricultural production, he noted.

On October 19 and 29, the committee delivered a large amount of aid, including goods and medicine, to the central region.

As part of the 17th municipal Party Congress, the city’s VFF Committee on October 13 launched a fund-raising campaign to call for support for compatriots in the central region. As much as 312 million VND was donated.

On the same day, the committee earmarked 7 billion VND from Hanoi’s relief fund for hardest-hit provinces, including 2 billion VND each for Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Tri and 1 billion VND each for Quang Nam, Quang Binh, and Ha Tinh.

Since late September, 235 people in the central region have been listed as dead or missing by consecutive storms and floods, which have also caused an estimated economic loss of about 17 trillion VND, according to the Government’s report to the National Assembly on November 2./.