Following recent catastrophic floods in central Vietnam Disaster Aid Australia has been involved in a project to deliver safe drinking water to thousands of people in in flood-affected regions.
We provided financial support to a project initiated by the Australian Water Association who also received support from DuPont Water Solutions, SkyJuice Foundation, and Tradelinks Logistics & Services Co.
Local involvement included; the Vietnam Water Supply and Sewerage Association (VWSA), Thua Thien Hue Water Supply Company (HueWACO), Quang Tri Water Supply Company (QTWaco) and the Government of Vietnam.
DAA supporters the Nguyen family of Melbourne (including Chemist Discount Centre, Mornington) provided 50% of our grant, used to assist with the local engineering and installation costs.
Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, Robyn Mudie welcomed the project saying; “During the recent bushfires that devastated many parts of Australia, we saw the kindness and generosity of the Vietnamese people in their outpouring of support for victims. I am heartened to see such reciprocity in times of need from the Australian water sector.
Units were provided in the following areas; Thừa Thiên Huế, Hà Tĩnh, Quảng Bình, Quảng Nam, Quảng Trị, and Quảng Ngãi.
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Charity donations of $2 or more to Disaster Aid Australia are tax-deductible in Australia.