Vietnamese community in Cambodia raise funds for flood victims at home hinh anh 1Vietnam's central region has been ravaged by floods over the past days. (Photo: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) –
A ceremony was held at the Vietnamese Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on October 20 to raise funds for flood victims in Vietnam’s central region.

The fund-raising ceremony brought together the staff of the embassy, representatives of Vietnamese agencies, businesspeople and donors, with a total of 36,000 USD mobilised.

The embassy and the Vietnam Business Club in Cambodia (VBCC) also raised funds on October 17 to support the Vietnamese-Cambodians living on Tonle Sap water who are forced to relocate to land this month.

Donations amounted to 27,050 USD and two tonnes of rice.

According to Kampong Chhnang provincial authorities, about 500 households with 1,471 people living on boats on Tonle Sap, Kampong Chhnang city, will be subject to relocation. Most of them are the poor without stable jobs while fisheries resources are increasingly limited.

In the immediate future, they will be provided with food and clean water in resettlement areas, and support in changing jobs.

Industrial-agricultural plant growing projects by the Vietnam Rubber Group and the Truong Hai Agriculture JSC (THAGRICO) have generated jobs to the Vietnamese-Cambodians in the Tonle Sap area over the past five months.

Since June, THAGRICO hired over 500 Vietnamese-Cambodian workers and thousands of Cambodians in nearby provinces for its agriculture projects.

On October 15, a delegation of the Vietnamese Consulate General in Preah Sihanouk led by Consul General Vu Ngoc Ly came to Kampong Speu to visit Vietnamese-Cambodians who are suffering from floods./.