PetroVietnam raises money for victims of Typhoon Doksuri hinh anh 1Workers from PetroVietnam donated more than half a million VND (22,000 USD) for people affected by Typhoon Doksuri in central Vietnam. (Photo: PetroVietnam)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) and its member companies have raised more than 3 billion VND (132,000 USD) for people affected by Typhoon Doksuri in central Vietnam as of September 24.

Of the amount, more than half a billion VND (22,000 USD) was donated by the group’s workers.

The group has been calling for donations from its staff and member companies to help victims of the typhoon deal with its aftermath and return to normal life.

According to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, at least nine people were killed, 112 injured and four are missing after Doksuri swept through Vietnam in mid-September. Total losses were estimated at about 385 million USD.

The typhoon, the biggest to hit the country in many years, caused rainfall between 100-250mm in provinces from Thanh Hoa to Thua Thien-Hue in central Vietnam and left 1.3 million people without power.

Last week, the PetroVietnam Exploration Production Corporation also sent a delegation to present gifts to victims of flash floods in Lao Chai commune, Mu Cang Chai district, northern Yen Bai province.

The firm donated 200 million VND in total to people there, including 100 million VND worth of materials to build 2km of roads from Lao Chai to Ta Ghenh villages. In addition, it provided financial support to 48 affected households and presented clothes, books and bags for local students.-VNA