Party, parliament leaders donate to support storm victims hinh anh 1Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong donates money to support victims of storm Doksuri. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– Party and National Assembly leaders joined people nationwide in donating money to buy relief for victims of storm Doksuri in the central region.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party General Secretaries Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, and staff of the Party Central Committee’s Office contributed over 400 million VND (17,600 USD) to the fund on September 20.

The same day, the trade union of the National Assembly (NA) Office also launched a fund raising campaign for storm-hit localities. NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and many officials from the NA Office have responded to the campaign.

The Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) also called on its officials and labourers nationwide to support storm victims.

Nearly 100 million VND (4,400 USD) was raised from the VGCL’s staff on the day the call was issued.

VGCL Standing Vice Chairman Tran Thanh Hai also launched a text message campaign to support storm affected people. By texting “BL” to 1407, an individual can donate 20,000 VND to residents in storm-hit localities.

Doksuri, the strongest storm hitting Vietnam in many years, claimed nine lives and left four missing and 112 injured, according to reports from affected localities by 10pm on September 16.

The typhoon destroyed 1,185 houses, blew away roofs of 152,599 houses, and submerged 10,923 others. It also inundated 4,473ha of rice and 8,277ha of other crops, affected 16,108ha of aquatic farming, and ruined 10km of national highways and 17.9km of local roads.-VNA