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OVs in Czech donate over 2 bln VND to flood victims in central region

Prague, November 4 (VNA) – T he total donation of Vietnamese in the Czech Republic to flood victims in the central region has exceeded 2 billion VND (90,000 USD) and is increasing day by day, said Vietnamese Ambassador to the country Truong Manh Son.

On November 3, each staff member of the Vietnam Embassy in the Czech Republic spared their salaries of up to five-day working for the needy in the home country.

Earlier, on October 18, the embassy and the Association of Vietnamese in the European country made an appeal for donations to the flood victims.

On October 19, the association of Nghe Tinh fellow-countrymen in the Czech Republic also launched a fund-raising campaign for flood-hit victims. More than 500,000 CZK ( 20,543 USD) had been raised as of November 3.

On October 22, 16 Vietnamese artists in the Czech Republic organised a concert and auction in Prague to raise funds for central provinces, attracting over 200 people.

Donations during the event amounted to more than 600,000 CZK (24,166 USD), increasing to 800,000 CZK ( 32,869 USD ) by November 3.

On October 29, the Vietnamese association’s chapter at the Sapa shopping centre also added 6,300 USD to the fund.
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