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10/10/2017 9:28:43 AM

Overseas Vietnamese assist storm victims in Laos

An estimated amount of USD 9,550 was presented to the Lao side by Chargé d’ affaires of the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos Nguyen Thanh Tung on October 9th. The cash grant aims to assist local people affected by storm Sonca in early August.

The Vietnamese Embassy in Laos presents aids to Lao storm victims. (Source: VNA)

The diplomat said both Laos and Vietnam were heavily affected by recent natural disasters, especially storms Doksuri in Vietnam and Sonca in Laos.

In response to the Lao and Vietnamese governments’ call for support, the embassy’s staff and Vietnamese people and businesses in Laos have joined hand to raise fund for the two countries' victims of disasters. The same financial aid was also sent to support affected people in Vietnam, he noted.

Lao Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Baykham Khatthiya appreciated the support of Vietnamese people, describing it as an example of the two countries’ traditional solidarity and mutual support throughout history.

On behalf of the Lao Government and people, she highly valued the role of the Vietnamese Embassy in linking up the two countries. She added that the aid will be swiftly delivered to storm victims.

Storm Sonca hit Laos in late July and early August, triggering downpours, floods and landslides in 14 provinces, killing 10 people and causing heavy property damage./.

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