Vietnamese community supports Lao people to overcome flood consequences hinh anh 1At the handover ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – A delegation led by Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung on October 26 presented part of a donation raised by the Vietnamese community in Laos to the Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to support the country’s flood-hit victims.

At the handover ceremony, the ambassador expressed his sympathies over human and property losses in eight districts of Savannakhet province, central Laos, caused by the worst flooding in the past 42 years. He said residents in five central provinces of Vietnam have also suffered the same plight.

The Vietnamese Embassy and people living in Laos have arranged fundraising activities to help people of the two nations promptly overcome flood consequences and resume their normal life, he said, adding that some 150 million LAK (16,210 USD) has been raised.

A total of 50 million LAK was handed over to Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Padeumphone Sonthany while the remaining amount together with necessities will be delivered to flood victims in eight districts in Savannakhet.

The Deputy Minister said Laos has mobilised all sources to support people suffered from the flooding.

He thanked the Vietnamese Party, State and people for standing side by side with the Lao people in all circumstances, especially when Vietnam is also being devastated by the recent natural disaster.

Various Vietnamese delegations had offered aid and necessities to flood victims in Laos, he added./.