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Vietnam sends US$200,000 in aid to Laos after dam collapse

by NDO/VNA26 July 2018 Last updated at 22:48 PM

Many Vietnamese agencies and companies have sent in their donations to help the victims in the dam collapse in Laos. (Photo: VNA)
Many Vietnamese agencies and companies have sent in their donations to help the victims in the dam collapse in Laos. (Photo: VNA)

VTV.vn - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to provide US$200,000 as relief aid for the Lao government to help the country in the aftermath of the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam.

He also instructed the National Committee for Incident, Disaster Response and Search and Rescue, to coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies to work out measures to assist Laos on the site of the incident and report back to him before July 30.

Many Vietnamese agencies and companies have also sent in their donations to help the victims in the incident.

On July 25, Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Ba Hung handed over about US$2,200 contributed by the staff of the Vietnamese Embassy and its agencies in Laos to the Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare to support the victims.

Later the same day, representatives of the General Association of Vietnamese People in Laos and the Vietnamese Association in Vientiane also presented 50 million LAK (about US$5,950 ) to victims.

The High Command of Military Region 5 of Vietnam asked its South Laos Friendship Co. Ltd. to send 10 medical workers and hundreds of personnel to join rescue and relief efforts.

The company disbursed VND200 million (US$8,645) to purchase essential goods for local residents affected by the incident, while K53 team under the Military Command of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, which was on duty in Laos, was requested to coordinate with Lao forces to search for missing people and help affected residents to overcome the aftermath.

 

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