Vietnam continues to support Laos and Cambodia in COVID-19 fight

Thursday, 2021-05-06 11:24:30
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The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Long An province and other organisations hand over gifts to the authorities of Svay Rieng and Prey Veng provinces.
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NDO – The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Long An Province on May 5 presented 300 bottles of antiseptic sanitizer, 450 anti-pandemic clothes, and 900 boxes of medical masks to the provinces of Svay Rieng and Prey Veng in Cambodia to support the country in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Youth Union of Long An Province also sent 30,000 medical masks, 2,500 litres of antiseptic sanitizer and four antiseptic sprayers to the youth unions of Svay Rieng and Prey Veng.

In addition, the People’s Committee of Long An Province presented 400 gifts, including rice and instant noodles, to Vietnamese Khmer in the two provinces.

* The Vietnamese community in Laos has joined hands with Lao authorities to overcome the current COVID-19 outbreak by raising fund and donating cash, necessities and medical supplies to the country.

On May 3, LaoVietBank, a joint venture between the two countries' banks, has presented the Health Ministry of Laos with medical supplies worth more than 100 million kip (over US$10,000).

Branches of LaoVietBank in Laos’ provinces such as Oudomxay, Champasack, Savannakhet and others have also launched donation programmes aiming to donate medical equipment and food to local people in these provinces.

* Star Telecom (Unitel), a joint venture of Viettel in Laos presented the Lao Government with over 5 billion kip (nearly US$538.000) in cash along with technology solutions to improve the efficiency of COVID-19 prevention and control.

Unitel also assisted Laos’ Health Ministry in operating a national vaccination information system worth more than US$200,000.

In addition, the company transferred over 500 million kip to the Lao Ministry of Health's steering committee for COVID-19 prevention and control and over 1 billion kip to the bank accounts of frontline medical staff in the capital city of Vientiane and the provinces of Champasak and Luang Prabang.

Venerable Thich Minh Quang and Buddhist dignitaries and followers in Phat Tich Pagoda in Laos as well as the Vietnamese Association in Vientiane provided free meals in some charity facilities in Vientiane.

* The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Ho Chi Minh City announced on May 5 that it will spend VND2.5 billion (over US$108,000) from its COVID-19 prevention and control fund to support Vietnamese people in Cambodia and Laos who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

About VND1.5 billion will be sent to Vietnamese Cambodians and disadvantaged people in Cambodia and VND1 billion be sent to Vietnamese expats and Lao people.

Ho Chi Minh City previously handed over VND1.6 billion to Cambodia to assist the country in dealing with the pandemic.