Nguyen The Trung, Director of Star Telecom Savannakhet Branch has donated 500 million kip (over US$53,900) as relief aid for flood victims in Savannakhet province which was hit by severe flooding between September and October.
Addressing a handover ceremony held in the province on Dec 4, Savannakhet Governor Santiphab Phomvihane expressed gratitude to the Star Telecom Company for its extension of relief aid to the flood victims, adding that the assistance has encouraged the flood victims and contributed to post disaster rehabilitation efforts in the province.
Each of 1,200 families affected by recent flooding in 8 districts of Savannakhet will be transferred 300,000 kip through the mobile app (u-money). Meanwhile each of 68 other flood victims’ families will be transferred 2 million kip and given 0ne wireless telephone.
Transferring aid money through the mobile app is to ensure the flood victims receive prompt and safe assistance, according to the company.
Source: Lao News Agency