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Vietnamese air carriers transport relief goods for free

by Thanh Thuy19 October 2020 Last updated at 14:53 PM

VTV.vn - Starting October 18, Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines and Vasco will offer free transport of relief goods to flood-stricken areas in central Vietnam

Goods eligible for free transport are ones from the Vietnamese Fatherland Front at all levels, provincial and municipal People’s Committees, Vietnam Red Cross at all levels, and other licensed charitable organizations.

On October 19th, Bamboo Airways also offered free transportation of relief goods from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Vinh, Dong Hoi, Chu Lai and Da Nang. Relief goods from businesses and individuals will also be transported for free.

Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains over the past weeks in the central and Central Highlands regions, particularly Thua Thien - Hue and Quang Tri provinces, claimed 84 lives and left 38 others missing as of 6pm on October 18, according to the Office of the Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

Heavy rain is predicted to last in the coming days, posing a high risk of landslides and flash floods in the central and Central Highlands regions.

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