Feb 26, 2021 / 15:20

Vietnam is doing its utmost for citizen protection in Texas

Hanoi said it has offered financial support and assistance to people in need.

Consulate General of Vietnam in Houston has been keeping a close eye on situation of Vietnamese people in Texas after the state has been hit by freezing weather, a spokesperson from Hanoi said.

 Winter snows trouble traffic in Texas. Photo: AP/VNA

The Vietnamese mission has been available all day night and worked with the local government to take citizen protection solutions when needed, said Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang of Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Consulate General has proactively worked with the communities of Vietnamese-Americans and students to make financial support and necessary assistance to people in need, Hang said at a press conference on February 25.

People in need should contact the Vietnamese mission in the US or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ hotline at +84-981-848-484.

According to the Consulate General, most of 300,000 Vietnamese-Americans in Texas have been affected by the winter storms that cause blackout, water shortage, and lack of essential goods for weeks. Even more tragically, four members in a Vietnamese-American family died of fire.

The historic freezing weather has left impact on the lives of 29 million people in the state.