10/01/2018 09:52 GMT+7 print

Fatherland Front aids disaster-hit residents in Yen Bai

A delegation from the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) held a working session in the northern province of Yen Bai’s Tram Tau district on January 9 to discuss a house building programme for local residents affected by natural disasters.

President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man presented 2 billion VND (88,000 USD) to local authorities to finance the construction of 50 houses for flood victims.

Man expressed his sympathy to affected residents over their damage and urged local authorities to allocate the funding to right people and stabilise local production.

He asked the Fatherland Front of Yen Bai to close supervise the construction of houses for people that lost their home during floods and take care of needy households, helping them enjoy the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday. 

Man also visited and presented 20 gift packages worth 1 million VND (44 USD) each to poor families in Tram Tau’s Hat Luu commune. He also handed over 120 million VND (5,280 USD) to three households to help them build new homes.

Last year, Yen Bai bore the brunt of 21 natural disasters, including two flash floods in Mu Cang Chai, Tram Tau and Van Chan districts, and Nghia Lo town, which caused damage worth 1,855 billion VND (81.7 million USD).

Statistics showed that these disasters left 86 people dead, missing and injured, 3,471 houses collapsed and swept away, and over 2,814 hectares of paddies and vegetables damaged.

The province had received almost 80 billion VND (3.52 million USD) and more than 457 tonnes of rice donated by individuals and organisations to affected residents.