(KPL) Malaysia’s Non-Government Organisations have provided as relief aid for the victims of the collapse of one of the five saddle dams of the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy hydropower project in Attapeu province.
Since 26 July 2018, MERCY Malaysia, under the supervision of its Assistant Honorary Secretary, Mr. Ahmad Faezal Mohamed has been providing humanitarian assistance to the victims of the manmade disaster.
Established in June 1999, MERCY Malaysia is a non-profit organisation which aims to provide humanitarian services in crisis and non-crisis situations irrespective of race, religion, culture and boundary.
Soon after the dam collapse, members of MERCY Malaysia with the assistance of Mr. Chee Seng Tee, General Manager of the Special Economic Zone, Savan Park sent a consignment of humanitarian supplies to Attapeu province from Savannakhet.
In addition, MERCY Malaysia had also set up mobile clinic to render medical assistance to the victims of the dam collapse in the province.
Another Malaysian Non-Government Organisation, Lions Club International Jementah, together with officials from the Embassy of Malaysia in Vientiane and the Malaysian Business Chambers Laos handed over ten units of first aid kits and 6,800 utensils to Mrs. Baykham Khattiya, Vice Minister of Labour and Social Welfare on Aug 18.
Each first aid kit consists of 23 medical sets, in which each set could be used to treat more than 100 victims seeking outpatient treatments.
The Embassy of Malaysia in Vientiane, Lao PDR continues to work closely with Malaysian companies and NGOs to assist the victims of Attapeu province.
Prior to this, Embassy officials and members of the Malaysian Business Chamber Laos (MBCL) handed over donations to Attapeu victims amounting to USD25,000 collected from Malaysian community residing in the Lao PDR.