Vietnamese in Thailand mutually help overcome flood aftermath

A delegation of the Vietnamese Consulate General in Khon Kaen, Thailand, on August 2nd visited Vietnamese families in Thailand’s northeastern province of Sakon Nakhon province affected by the recent floods.

A delegation of the Vietnamese Consulate General in Khon Kaen, Thailand, on August 2nd visited Vietnamese families in Thailand’s northeastern province of Sakon Nakhon province affected by the recent floods.

Vietnamese in Thailand mutually help overcome flood aftermath

Flooding in Thailand. (Source: Bangkok Post)

Sharing flood-triggered losses of the overseas Vietnamese, Consul General Nguyen Ngoc Son noted his hope that they will promptly overcome consequences of the floods and stabilise their lives.

On this occasion, Son handed over a fund in support the flood victims to the Vietnamese Association in Sakon Nakhon.

The same day, the Vietnamese Association in Nongbua Lamphu province and the 2002 Women Association in Khon Kaen province presented THB 179,000 (roughly USD 5,400) to Vietnamese flood victims in Sakon Nakhon.

Over the past days, Vietnamese across Thailand raised about THB 500,000 (USD 15,000) to support flood victims in the locality.

It is estimated that about 400 Vietnamese families in Sakon Nakhon affected by the floods, the worst in the past nearly 40 years causing losses estimated at more than USD 4 million.

According to the Thai natural disaster prevention and mitigation agency, heavy and torrential rains from July 5th-August 2nd flooded more than 7,700 villages in 44 provinces.

The flood has receded in 34 provinces, however ten others, mainly in the northeastern region, are still battling severe floods. At least 14 people were killed and almost 252,000 families in 4,609 villages were affected.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-ocha on August 2nd inspected flooding situation in Sakon Nakhon province. Troops and relief activities have been deployed to overcome the flood’s aftermath.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc also offered sympathies to his Thai counterpart Prayuth Chan-o-cha on heavy property losses caused by storm Sonca-inflicted floods in northeastern provinces of Thailand.

The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also sent a message of sympathies to Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai./.

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