Vietnam Fatherland Front helps Dien Bien ease flood impacts hinh anh 1President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man (centre, right) presented 500 million VND (22,000 USD) to Dien Bien's VFF Committee (Photo: VOV)

Dien Bien (VNA) – President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Tran Thanh Man presented 500 million VND (22,000 USD) to aid Dien Bien’s flood relief efforts at a working session in the mountainous province on September 7.

At the function, the provincial VFF Central Committee reported that it has transferred more than 2 billion VND (88,000 USD) from donors to about 5,000 needy families, aided some 6,000 households with close to 5 billion VND (220,000 USD) for hunger alleviation, and presented about 3,000 gifts for social welfare beneficiaries and disadvantaged people so far this year.

Since the beginning of July, many local families have had their property damaged by floods. As of September 5, donations from 32 provinces and cities nationwide for the victims amounted to 7.5 billion VND (330,000 USD). The VFF also sent more than 1.5 billion VND (66,000 USD) and 20 tonnes of rice.

Man acknowledged the efforts and asked the provincial VFF chapter to improve its social monitoring function, particularly in flood relief and distribution of flood aid.

On the occasion, Man visited and presented gifts to needy students at the Dien Bien boarding high school for ethnic minorities and a number of flood-hit households in Dien Bien district’s Muong Phang commune.-VNA