Donation to victims in flood-stricken provinces of Mekong delta

Ha Noi, Nov. 1 (VNA) -- Intel, the world's largest chip maker, today, Nov. 1, announced a USD 150,000 donation to assist victims in flood-stricken provinces in the Mekong delta of Viet Nam.

The donation, which will be channeled through the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the Viet Nam Fatherland Front, will help provide the provision of two medical clinics, a school and 700 fishing boats and nets for victims in flooded areas.

In addition to the donation, Intel has organized an employee donation-matching programme enabling Intel staff to contribute personal donations to the relief programme through their local offices or via the Internet, according to Than Trong Phuc, Country Manager for Intel Vietnam. The Intel Foundation has pledged to match, dollar-for-dollar, employees' donations to flood efforts in Viet Nam in two months from Sept. 10 .

Intel opened representative offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi in 1997. It has cooperated with a number of Vietnamese institutes, industrial sectors, government agencies and universities in information technology.