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Green Tree Donations - Restoring Green Coverage on Truong Sa Archipelago
  • In the evening of December 24, Typhoon 16 called Tembin swept through the district of Truong Sa with the strongest gales near the eye of the storm of 12 level (115-135km / h), force 15 gale and wave height of 10m. Typhoon 16 cut down a lot of trees on the Spratly Island and many house roofs were flown away. Sea water overflew and flooded a number of vegetable gardens in the lowlands on the island.

    Panel calls for UFM donations.

  • Faced with this catastrophe, in response to the campaign of Tuoi Tre Newspaper, UFM Youth Union’s Executive Board called on all UFM-ers to join hands and to help create more resources to restore the green coverage for Truong Sa Archipelago, overcoming the aftermath of the typhoon and building a green image to welcome the new year of 2018.
  • Cash donation can be made directly at:
    • Office of Youth Union & Students’ Association at UFM Headquarters. (Floor 5, Block B (UFM Dormitory), 2/4 Tran Xuan Soan, Tan Thuan Tay Ward, District 7);
    • Office of Youth Union & Students’ Association at District 9 campus (B2 / 1A Road 385, Tang Nhon Phu A Ward, District 9).
  • From December 28, 2017 to January 2, 2018:
    • AM: 8h00 – 11h30
    • PM: 13h00 – to 16h30
  • A report by the 146th Regiment, Navy Region 4, said that thanks to timely warning and careful readiness, during and after Typhoon 16 had swept through various islets there were no human casualties. Over 45 fishing vessels from the provinces of Binh Dinh, Phu Yen, Khanh Hoa, Ba Ria with more than 240 fishermen on board had been safely sheltered, received medical care, facilitating housing, and providing essential necessities.

    Source photo from VOV.vn.

  • Specifically, about 80 solar panels were swept away by strong gales on the islands of Tien Doi, Truong Sa Dong, Truong Sa, Phan Vinh, Thuyen Chai, Da Tay, Da Lat and An Bang. On the islands of An Bang and Truong Sa, 90% of the trees had fallen down or broken; some fresh water tanks were turned upside-down; the vegetable garden system collapsed; and the lighting system on the islands was heavily damaged.

    Source: UFM’s Vietnamese Website.