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Flood battered Quang Binh recovers

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:05 am

The incessant floods have left much pain and suffering for people in the northern central province of Quang Binh, in the beginning of October. After a few months of recovery, the fields are beginning to be green again.


Residents in Tan Hoa Commune of Minh Hoa District have begun agricultural production after the severe floodings(Photo: SGGP)

Though the people in Son Trach Commune, one of the worse affected areas in Bo Trach District, are still affected by the flooding, they are gradually recovering from it.

Nguyen Van Ninh, Le Van Diep and Nguyen Van Phuong are three people considered as heroes. They saved over 300 lives in the fierce flooding in Van Tien Village.

One of the heroes, Ninh, now carries tourists by boat to visit the Phong Nha Caves. His house was swept away by severe floodwaters. Fortunately, donations from people around the country, has helped him to rebuild his home ahead of the Tet holiday.

Tan Hoa Commune was one of the worst flooded areas in Minh Hoa District, with 500 households losing their properties and 3,000 livestock were lost or swept away.

However, each home has stockpiled enough rice for about four months. Residents in the country have donated the rice, after the historically high floods.

Secretary of the commune Party Committee Cao Thanh Binh, said that Tan Hoa inhabitants have cultivated over 100 hectares of maize plants and vegetables. After the Tet holiday, when the relief rice runs out, they would harvest maize and other types of vegetables.

Gianh River sides revive

After three months of dealing with flooding, villages on both sides of Gianh River have made progress.

People from the Bo Trach District’s Lien Trach Commune, where seven drown due to the floods, are now growing potatoes to cope with a shortage of food and possibly starvation.

Nguyen Thi Chi said that the deluge had robbed people of much fortune; however, local residents are preparing the soil for agricultural production. Along the Gianh River, they have planted corn, mulberry and cassava.

In Thanh Hoa Commune, located in the upper reaches of the Gianh River, five men were swept away leaving a number of wives widowed and children orphaned.

Nguyen Thi Luong, whose husband died during the floods, said that her pain has been partly reduced with some material assistance and encouragement from neighbors and benefactors nationalwide.

With regard to the relief aid, the Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper Management has sent Luong VND2 million, from which she bought four pigs and some rice. The four pigs are now growing up and she is about to sell them. This will enable her to celebrate the Tet holiday and possibly buy some breeding pigs.

Source: SGGP

General Phung Quang Thanh pays a visit to General Vo Nguyen Giap

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:20 am

General Phung Quang Thanh pays a visit to General Vo Nguyen Giap

QĐND – Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

PANO – Politburo member and Defence Minister, General Phung Quang Thanh, yesterday visited and presented a gift to General Vo Nguyen Giap.

On behalf of the Military Central Commission, the Defence Ministry and the whole army, General Phung Quang Thanh congratulated General Vo Nguyen Giap on the 66th founding anniversary of Vietnam’s People’s Army and 21st anniversary of All-People National Defence Festive Day.

He also expressed deep gratitude of the entire army for the General’s remarkable contributions during the process of building and developing the army.

General Giap’s devotion to the nation and the revolutionary cause of the Vietnamese people has always been a bright example for the entire army to study and follow.

The Defence Minister also briefed General Vo Nguyen Giap on the progresses and outstanding efforts of the People’s Army and civil defence in the cause of defending national sovereignty and preserving peace for the cause of national development.

The Defence Minister also promised to work hard to further develop the nation’s heroism and to ensure that the army is the firm reliance of the Party, the State and people and wished General Vo Nguyen Giap, the eldest brother of the Vietnam’s People’s Army and armed forces, longevity and good health.

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Quang Ngai gives bicycles to needy pupils

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2010 at 8:26 am

Quang Ngai gives bicycles to needy pupils

QĐND – Saturday, December 18, 2010, 22:18 (GMT+7)

PANO- On December 17th, the Vietnam Children Protection Fund (VCPF), in cooperation with the Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MB), held a ceremony at the Binh Son District People’s Committee, Quang Ngai Province, to give bicycles to 50 pupils whose families had been hard hit by the mid – November floods.

These 50 bicycles (worth 1 million each) are meaningful Christmas and New Year’s gifts for these flood victims in Quang Ngai Province.

This year the Military Bank poured 350 million VND in the Fund to support disadvantaged and needy children. 20 million VND are for children at the Vietnam Friendship Village (Van Canh commune, Hoai Duc District, Hanoi); the rest was spent on 45 scholarships, 15 bicycles, and 15 wheelchairs to disadvantaged children in Thua Thien- Hue Province. Also, essential gifts, such as, bicycles, beds, clothes, books, and food, were given to 150 flood – hit pupils in Khanh Hoa, Phu Yen, Binh Dinh Provinces; and to 100 children in An Giang and Quang Ngai Provinces.

Since early this year the MB has donated over 5 billion VND for carrying out diverse activities for community development.

The MB’s Motto is that each staff member becomes a humanitarian ambassador.

Translated by Van Hieu

Source: QDND

SGGP to build houses of gratitude in the central province of Quang Ngai

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 4:56 am

Mountain landslides pummels Quang Nam

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 6:22 am

VND5 billion to help Quang Binh overcome flood consequences

In Uncategorized on November 10, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Quang Ninh seeks foreign investors

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 at 1:43 pm

50 schools in Quang Binh remain closed due to floods

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:28 pm

50 schools in Quang Binh remain closed due to floods

QĐND – Thursday, October 14, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

100,000 pupils in Quang Binh went to school after the province was severely hit by flood while 14,000 others, mostly at 50 kindergartens and primary schools, cannot do so as their schools were severely damaged.

According to Quang Binh Department for Education and Training, the recent flood submerged 500 schools, leading to the deaths of five children while many others were injured.

Since October 8th, when the flood water-level receded, many schools have been cleaned by volunteer youths. Quang Binh Youth Union mobilised 4,500 members to clean and repair chairs and tables in 500 schools throughout the province.

However, 50 schools in the province remain closed and 14,000 pupils cannot go to schools as the infrastructure of their schools was seriously damaged and they themselves lost many of their studying materials.

Source: Lao Dong

Translated by Ngoc Hung

Source: QDND

PM visits worst-hit province of Quang Binh

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:45 am

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung together with a government task force on Saturday visited Quang Binh, the worst-hit central province in the pounding flood beginning early October.

HCMC Party Committee Vice secretary Nguyen Thi Thu Ha gives VND2 billion donated by the city Party, authorities and people to flood-hit residents in Quang Binh Province on Saturday (Photo: SGGP)

As of now, Quang Binh recorded 42 people dead, 17 missing and 45 injured and suffered a total damage of VND1,300 billion (US$66 million).

On the behalf of the party and state, PM Dung sent condolences to local residents, especially mourning families, in Duy Ninh Commune of Quang Trach, one of the districts badly pummeled by the deluge.

The party and state had sought all measures to help people soon overcome consequences of the flood and stabilize their lives, he stressed.

PM Dung ordered local and provincial authorities to urgently seek for the 17 missing people, assist affected families, epically those with dead relatives. All resources should be mobilized to help residents repair homes and ensure no one in starvation.

In addition, the province should not only revamp welfare works, schools, and health clinics but also prepare seeds and sapling as well as fertilizer for the coming autumn-winter and winter-spring crops, PM Dung said.

He also instructed the province’s health sector to clean the environment to preclude an outbreak of intestinal and respiratory diseases and others.

Finally, PM Dung advised Quang Binh as well as other provinces in the country to build specific measures to cope with climate changes and minimize natural disasters-caused damage on human and properties.

The same day, Ho Chi Minh City deputy Party Committee Vice secretary Nguyen Thi Thu Ha led a delegation to visit people in flood-battered Quang Binh.

Ms. Ha, representative for the city Party Committee, authorities and residents, encouraged local officials and residents to overcome the lurch and gave them VND2 billion (US$103,000).

A delegation of outstanding overseas Vietnamese, returning the country for the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, collected over VND400 million (US$21,000) for relief work in the central region, the State Committee of Overseas Vietnamese said Saturday.
In related news, the North-South Railway, section through Quang Binh Province, was reopened for traffic again on Saturday morning after five days of gridlock.

Earlier, over 1,000 officials and workers of the province’s railway industry had run around the clock to repair landslide sections of the track. The trains SE1, SE2, and SE6 left Dong Hoi Railway Station with 1,500 passengers on October 9.

From October 5-8, over 6,000 passengers on the trains SE2, SE4, TN2, stuck at Dong Hoi station, returned the train tickets they bought to continue their trips by road.

Source: SGGP

Quang Binh floods make thousands homeless

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 7:45 am

Thousands of people in Quang Binh Province’s Tan Hoa commune have left caves in a nearby mountain to come back home. However, flash floods triggered by heavy last week damaged many houses, a lot of people have become moneyless and homeless.

A resident in Son Trach commune must dismantle the roof to call for help as flood inundates his house (Photo: SGGP)

After several days fighting with the flood, many have been exhausted due to lack of food, coldness and illnesses.

Currently, residents’ lives in the Tan Hoa commune depend on quantity of relief supplies mainly instant noodles.

Although the water lever is decreasing, the whole commune is still like a lake with hundreds of sinking roofs.

Cao Xuan Luc, chairman of Tam Hoa commune People’s Committee said all households lost rice, corn, which are reserved to fight against hungry and hardships during several months.

Thousands of cattle and pigs were immerged by flood, Luc said.

Union members clear mud and soil at a school following a flash flood in Quang Trach District in central Quang Binh Province. (Photo:VNA)

Flash floods in Central Viet Nam have claimed up to 66 lives, left 17 people missing and injured another 75, according to the Central Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Control.

Quang Binh Province was hardest hit. Several districts were reported to be under water, including more than 6,300ha of residential areas. About 100,000 people are said to be suffering from a lack of clean water.

Source: SGGP