VNA helps flood-hit people in Thua Thien-Hue hinh anh 1The working session between VNA and Thua Thien-Hue officials on November 2 (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) - A working delegation from the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), led by member of the Party Central Committee and VNA Director General Nguyen Duc Loi, visited the central province of Thua Thien-Hue and held a working session with leading officials on November 2.

Expressing his condolences over the loss of life and property caused by recent flooding, Loi said that VNA has launched a fund-raising programme in support of people in the central region. A total of 600 million VND (25,800 USD) has been collected and sent to the Vietnam Fatherland Front to assist those in need.

He passed on his congratulations over the success of the recent 16th provincial Party Congress for the 2020-2025 tenure, believing that the two sides can continue to develop cooperation in providing information on Thua Thien-Hue’s people and culture as well as its socio-economic development potential and advantages to Vietnamese people and international friends.

Member of the Party Central Committee and Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Le Truong Luu thanked VNA for its assistance to local authorities and people.

Storms and floods have left 43 people dead and missing, he said, submerged hundreds of thousands of houses, and brought down over 15,000 trees.

The locality is speeding up the search for missing workers at the Rao Trang 3 Hydropower Plant in Phong Dien district and deploying resources to help local people quickly stabilise their lives.

On this occasion, the VNA delegation, in cooperation with Bao Viet Bank, presented 80 relief aids worth 100 million USD to flood-affected people in Quang Phu and Quang Tho communes in Quang Dien district./.