VNA joins hands to soothe Agent Orange pain in Soc Trang

- Friday, 31/05/2024, 08:49

The Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s bureau in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang in collaboration with the provincial association for victims of Agent Organge (AO)/dioxin and benefactors handed over a house to an AO victim in An Thanh Nam commune, Cu Lao Dung district on May 30.

The VNA bureau mobilised the Soc Trang Lottery One Member Company Limited to sponsor the 45-square-metre house, which was built at the total cost of 80 million VND (over 3,100 USD). 

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At the handover ceremony (Photo: VNA)

According to Chairman of the local AO victims association Nguyen Hung, many socio-political organisations have joined hands and mobilised resources to support local people affected by the toxins. 

From the outset of the year, 16 houses have been constructed while 16,000 gifts have been presented to the victims, he said. 

Soc Trang province is now home to over 14,000 AO victims and those exposed to the toxic chemicals; however, nearly 2,200 of whom have received monthly support so far./.