Staff at the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia donate at least one day’s salary to the fund for victims of Laos dam collapse (Photo: VNA)

 

Moscow (VNA) – The Embassy of Vietnam in Russia on August 22 held a fundraising event to support victims of the hydropower dam collapse in Laos’ Attapeu province, which caused great human and property losses.

At the event, Vietnamese Counsellor Nguyen Quynh Mai underlined the traditional friendship between Vietnam and Laos, saying Vietnamese ministries, agencies and localities have been conducting a wide range of practical activities in support of Lao victims.

Staff at the embassy and Vietnam’s representative offices in Russia offered at least one day’s salary to the fund, hoping Lao people will soon overcome the consequences of the incident to stabilise their lives and recover production.

The donation will be sent to Lao people through the trade union of the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry.

A dam of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower plant in Laos’ Attapeu province broke on July 23, affecting 13 villages in Sanamxay district with six completely flooded.

As of August 14, 39 people had died while 97 other remained missing, according to the Lao government.–VNA