EMERGENCY AID TO THE FLOOD VICTIMS IN MEKONG DELTA BY THE DUTCH VICE MINISTER OF TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORK AND WATER MANAGEMENT DURING HER OFFICIAL VISIT TO VIETNAM FROM 20 TO 27 OCTOBER 2001

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Hanoi, 7 November 2001 

On the second day of her official visit to Vietnam, Mrs. De Vries, Vice Minister of Transport, Public Work and Water Management of the Netherlands gave NLG 100,000 (about USD 38,000) as emergency aid to the flood victims in Mekong Delta after being informed of the flood situation in the area. The aid is specifically to help save the children in the flooding areas of Mekong Delta. The amount of NLG 100,000 has been transferred today to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent via the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Hanoi