Flooding in Thua Thien-Hue province (Source: VNA)

 Hanoi (VNA) – The Office of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee on November 6 raised funds to support people in the central, Central Highlands and south central regions affected by storm Damrey. 

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and former Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh joined the staff at the fund-raising ceremony.

Each of the public servants donated at least one-day salary to help the victims overcome the devastating consequences caused by the storm, promptly restore production and soon stabilise their lives.

A similar event was held by the President’s Office the same day, during which President Tran Dai Quang called for joint efforts to assist the flood-hit people.

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc also responded to the fund-raising campaign held by the Offices of the NA and the Government on November 6.

The same day, the Presidium of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee called for donation to help victims of the storm.

After launching, the People Committee of Hai Phong city donated 12 billion VND (528,000 USD), while staff and workers of the VFF supported at least one-day salary.

As of November 6 morning, typhoon Damrey, the 12th storm to hit the East Sea so far this year, left 44 people dead and 19 others missing. Low-lying areas like Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Binh Dinh in the central region and the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum still have to face a high risk of flooding and landslides.-VNA