OVs in Laos raise funds in support of dam collapse victims hinh anh 1Flood in Attapeu, Laos after the collapse of Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam (Photo: Xinhua/VNA)

Vientiane, July 31 (VNA) – The Vietnamese community in Laos continued to raise funds in support of local residents hit by the collapse of Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam on July 23.

In northern Laos, the Vietnamese Association’s Luang Prabang chapter sent relief teams to Attapeu province and Sanamxay district to present 400 relief portions worth nearly 7,300 USD to victims, including cash, rice, and other basic necessities.

Meanwhile, the chapter in Udomsay province raised a total of around 7,800 USD.

Buddhist monks and nuns of Bao Quang and Dieu Giac pagodas in Savannakhet province were joined in fundraising activities by Vietnamese firms operating in the locality, such as LaoVietBank, Unitel (a joint-venture between Viettel and Lao Asia Telecom), and the Hanoi-Savannakhet Hospital.

Vietnamese people in Savannakhet and Khammoune provinces raised roughly 7,800 USD along with food and other necessities in support of the victims in Sanamxay district.

The same day, an aircraft of China Eastern Airlines carrying 100 boats, 500 tents, and 100 water purifications systems landed at Wattay International Airport in Vientiane. The relief goods were handed over at the airport with the attendance of Chinese Ambassador to Laos Wang Wentian and Lao Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Baikham Khattiya.- VNA