Chinese Red Cross donates US$100,000 to flood victims

Wednesday, 2016-11-09 11:32:50
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Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Hong Xiao Yong (L) handed over US$100,000 to the Vietnam Red Cross Society (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/ VNA – The Red Cross Society of China (RCSC) has donated US$100,000 to support flood-hit residents in Vietnam’s central provinces.

Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Hong Xiao Yong handed over the money to the Vietnam Red Cross Society (VRCS) on November 8, and extended his sympathy to the affected people.

The ambassador expressed his hope that the aid will partly help the flood victims overcome consequences and stabilise their lives.

VRCS Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Xuan Thu said the sum will be used to build 40 flood-proof houses for residents in the central province of Quang Binh who recently suffered heavy losses from the devastating floods.

Over the past years, the RCSC has supported VRCS in personnel training. In July, RCSC also granted CNY700,000 (US$100,000) to a project designed to improve natural disaster adaptation for communities