A group of Da Nang’s leaders, led by municipal Party’s Committee Standing Deputy Secretary Vo Cong Tri visited Attapeu Province on 29 July following the collapse of the Sepien-Senamnoi hydropower dam in southeast Laos on 23 July.
Standing Deputy Secretary Vo Cong Tri gives the donation to Attapeu Province
On behalf of the city authorities, Deputy Secretary Tri donated 2 billion VND, and 200 million VND, both from the city’s budget, to Attapeu Province and Sanamxay District respectively for disaster relief efforts.
During their stay in the Laotian province, the Da Nang guests couldnot visit affected families in Sanamxay District because some affected areas were isolated by floodwaters, whilst the water level of some streams was rising.
Finally, the visiting delegation had to give 100 million VND in cash and materials to the Association of Overseas Vietnamese in Attapeu Province, and 30 million VND in cash and materials to the South Laos Friendship Company of Vietnamese Military Zone 5, known as the 206 Company.
During his meeting with Deputy Secretary Tri, Vice Chairman of the Association Tran Quoc Tuan remarked that his association has appealed for Vietnamese expatriates in Laos to donate a total of 125 million VND in cash and material to affected families. In addition, the association gave Attapeu Province 53 million VND in aid to help it deal with the current difficulties.
The visit by the Da Nang delegation, and the donations from the city government, have not only helped the Attapeu Province to overcome the consequences of the disaster, but also deepened the Viet Nam-Laos traditional friendship and cooperative relations.
Da Nang City Portal