The Hanoitimes - This is among international supports for Vietnamese affected by heavy floods, landslides in northern regions recently.
An emergency aid of some US$173,000 was allocated to Vietnam from China via the Red Cross of Vietnam to help the country's northern regions overcome serious damage caused by floods.
Of the sum, Chinese embassy in Vietnam donated 100,000 yuan (about US$15,000), the Red Cross of China contributed US$50,000 and the aid of China Business Association in Vietnam was VND2.5 billion (about US$108,000), which have been handled to the Vietnam Red Cross during a reception ceremony on July 4.
Chargé d`affaires ad interim of the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam, Yin Haihong
At the ceremony, on behalf of the three contributors, Chargé d`affaires ad interim of the Chinese Embassy Yin Haihong shared the sympathy with local people in Vietnam’s flood-affected provinces of Lai Chau, Ha Giang and Dien Bien, etc.
The aid, though modest compared to serious damage caused by floods, reflects the sentiment of Chinese people to Vietnam, especially the people in disaster-stroke sites, amid the sound good traditional friendship between the two countries, said Yin Haihong.
China hopes to give hands to reduce the damage of Vietnam localities suffering from natural disasters, she added.
Tran Quoc Hung, vice president of Vietnam Red Cross received the aid on behalf of the Vietnamese side. He also treasured the support from Chinese people, state and pledged to keep raising Vietnamese people's awareness and ability to response to natural disasters.
Heavy floods attacked northern Vietnam in late June, which killed at least 23 people and left 10 missing, said the government’s Disaster Management Authority on June 29.
The country is prone to natural disasters, with floods and typhoons killing hundreds of people each year. Natural calamities killed 389 people and injured 668 others in the country last year, according to the government’s statistics.