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First ‘Zero-VND Happy Supermarket’ launched in Ho Chi Minh city

10:02 | 22/04/2020

The first ‘Zero-VND Happy Supermarket’ has launched in Vinh Nghiem pagoda, 3 district, Ho Chi Minh city Tuesday, to support the poor and disadvantaged people who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.    

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So far, 18 stores in the “Zero-VND Happy Supermarket’ chain have been opened nationwide.

The program is sponsored by Apec Group and its companions

The supermarket has 3 main stalls: food, clothing and books. Each shopper allowed to pick 5 various products which values maximum VND100,000 for each purchases invoice. They’re permitted to shop twice per month.

first zero vnd happy supermarket launched in ho chi minh city

The supermarket stays open from Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 11h30 am and 1:30 pm to 5pm. Photo: PLO

first zero vnd happy supermarket launched in ho chi minh city

The supermarket has 3 main stalls: food, clothing and books. Each shopper allowed to pick 5 various products which values maximum VND100,000 for each purchases invoice. They’re permitted to shop twice per month. Photo: Zing

first zero vnd happy supermarket launched in ho chi minh city

Venerable Thich Thanh Phong, abbot of Vinh Nghiem Pagoda shared: "We and the donors are going to maintain this supermarket in 1 month. If the epidemic is over and the life of the people is stable, we will stop its operation. In case the COVID-19 is controlled, but people are still affected by the post-pandemic, we will maintain this program in another 3 to 6 months." Photo: Zing

first zero vnd happy supermarket launched in ho chi minh city

When shopping at the ‘Zero-VND supermarket’, residents are required to check body temperature, wash their handz with sanitizer and line up at a safe distance. Photo: Duyen Phan/Tuoi tre

first zero vnd happy supermarket launched in ho chi minh city

Each person will be given a voucher. They have to mark five items to buy. Photo: Zing

first zero vnd happy supermarket launched in ho chi minh city

With VND100,000 for each purchase invoice, poor people can pick necessities such as rice, fish sauce, salt and sugar. Photo: PLO

first zero vnd happy supermarket launched in ho chi minh city

Shoppers sit in rows with a safe distance, waiting for their turn to shop. Photo: PLO

first zero vnd happy supermarket launched in ho chi minh city

A poor man burst into tears for being touched. Photo: Duyen Phan/Tuoi tre

first zero vnd happy supermarket launched in ho chi minh city

These gifts have partly helped the poor to overcome difficulties during the pandemic. Photo: PLO

first zero vnd happy supermarket launched in ho chi minh city

Photo: Zing

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