Japan gov’t provides aid goods to Vietnamese flood victims
|Japanese PM arrives in Vietnam: A visit beyond the bilateral scope|
|Japanese government maintains incentives for Vietnamese trainees|
|Japanese PM Suga to officially visit Vietnam on October 18|
|The Japanese government's assistance arrives at Da Nang airport in the central region. Photo: JICA|
Since the beginning of October, Storm Linfa has battered the central coast of Vietnam, plagued the area with heavy rain leading many provinces to suffer severe flooding and landslides. As many as 7 million people have been affected by the natural disaster and thousands of land under crops were damaged.
To share the loss and difficulties with the Vietnamese people, the Japanese government through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has decided to provide disaster relief goods to the people of Thua Thien Hue province, including 50 water purifiers and 250 plastic sheets to people in the flood-stricken areas, according to Laodong.
On behalf of the Vietnamese Government, the central steering committee on the prevention of natural disasters will receive assistance and deliver them to Thua Thien – Hue people.
These aid goods will arrive in Danang airport in two batches without delay, of which the first was transferred at 5.30 pm on this Monday (October 19).
The Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control - Vietnam Disaster Management Authority is working expeditiously with the Thua Thien-Hue Provincial Commanding Committee of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue to bring relief goods to people in the disaster area as soon as possible.
At least 88 people have died and around 53,000 families have been evacuated as of Monday morning in the flooding and landslides in central Vietnam. More heavy rains are expected until Wednesday, meteorologists have warned.
Natural disasters, mostly floods and landslides triggered by storms, killed 132 people and injured 207 last year.
|In Photos: Record flooding in central Vietnam, thousands of houses deluged in water |
Quang Binh, the central province of Vietnam has seen thousands of inundated houses due to record flooding.
|Vietnamese leader extends sympathy over flooding in Cambodia |
Vietnamese leader sent a condolence message to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen regarding the heavy human and property losses caused by serious floods in the ...
|Flooding in Central Vietnam: Deputy PM asks for prompt evacuation from dangerous areas |
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung on Sunday asked for the relocation of people from dangerous areas as central Vietnam provinces are ravaged by ...