Over 45.9 billion VND raised to support central flood victims hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Fatherland Front at all levels received more than 45.9 billion VND from people and organisations nationwide to support flood victims in the Central region as of November 1.

The figure included over 17.2 billion VND sent directly to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee. Up to 17 provincial and municipal chapters of the Vietnam Fatherland Front delivered 28.7 billion VND to the central localities, as heard at a meeting of the Central Relief Aid Board on November 1.

The Fatherland Fronts of the provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Thua Thien-Hue have so far received more than 59 billion VND from the Central Relief Aid Board, other provincial and municipal fronts, organisations, businesses and individuals.

Up to 22.8 billion VND was allocated to aid rebuilding efforts of flood victims in the localities, who also got other relief goods such as rice, instant noodles, water purifiers, school tools, and clothes worth nearly 60 billion VND.

The Board said the reception, allocation and use of donated cash and kind were carried out in an open, transparent manner.

According to Tran Quoc Hung from the Vietnam Red Cross Society, mid-term assistance should focus on deploying flood-resilient houses and providing breeding cows to help local people establish long-term livelihoods.

The Vietnam Fatherland Front and the relief aid boards at all levels should intensify monitoring the reception and allocation of relief goods at localities to deter any wrongdoings, said Tran Thanh Man, Vice President and Secretary General of the Vietnam Fatherland Front.-VNA