Overseas Vietnamese Send Love, Support to Homeland Covid Fight

Not only encouraging and supporting each other to overcome the Covid-19 pandemic, stabilize their lives, Vietnamese communities around the world also always look to their homeland, contributing to the country's fight against the pandemic.
October 08, 2021 | 09:11
Overseas Vietnamese Join Hands with Covid-19 Combat at Home
On September 20, the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) received money and donations with a total value of nearly VND 824 million (US$36,263) from the Vietnamese community in Korea, Germany and Macao (China). Photo: WVR

Always look to the homeland

Do Xuan Hoang, president of the Vietnamese Association in the Russian Federation, shared that, compared to the world, Russia has a high rate of infection and death due to Covid-19. In that context, the Vietnamese community in Russia faced many difficulties. People have encouraged and supported each other to overcome the pandemic, restore production and business, especially restart the football tournament in 2021, increasing solidarity in the community.

Responding to the call of the Party, State and Vietnam Fatherland Front, the community implemented the donation project "Vietnam's Unity" and within half a month, overseas Vietnamese living in 26 Russian provinces and cities donated up to about US$130,000.

According to Phan Bich Thien, president of the Vietnam Women's Union in Hungary, the complicated pandemic situation in many countries around the world has also caused many difficulties for the Vietnamese community in Hungary.

The Vietnam Women's Union in Hungary helps its members and people with many practical activities such as forming groups to disseminate information about the local government's pandemic prevention and control policies; organize the transportation of food and necessities to families with F0 who are self-treating.

The association has also called for donations to support the people of Ho Chi Minh City and the southern provinces to fight against the pandemic, so far, the association has received more than 20,000 euros (US$23,109).

In addition to the associations, many individuals and communities also have practical actions towards their homeland. David Duong, president of California Waste Solutions (CWS) and Vietnam Waste Solutions donated 250 ventilators.

Tran Ngoc Phuc, founder and chairman of Japanese medical equipment firm Metran, inventor of the Hummingbird high-frequency artificial ventilator, MV20 ventilator has implemented a project to support 2,000 MV20 ventilators to bring back to Vietnam. Lawyer Vo Duc Duy, an overseas Vietnamese in the US, negotiated to buy 500,000 bottles of Moderna vaccine to give to people in Ho Chi Minh City.

Overseas Vietnamese Send Love, Support to Homeland Covid Fight
President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Do Van Chien: The companionship and enthusiasm of overseas Vietnamese on all national journeys stems from the patriotic spirit, always looking to the homeland. Photo: Mattran.org

Acknowledging the affection and responsibility for the homeland, especially the support of overseas Vietnamese in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic, President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Do Van Chien said that the companionship and enthusiasm of overseas Vietnamese on all national journeys stems from the patriotic spirit, always looking to the homeland.

He said that from December 31, 2020 to mid-August 2021, overseas Vietnamese from 27 countries and territories had 362 FDI projects invested in Vietnam with a total registered capital of US$1.6 billion.

Promoting the power of great national unity

The above impressive figures are the result of continuing to "deploy more comprehensively and vigorously the work of overseas Vietnamese" according to the guidelines and orientations of the 13th Party Congress.

The political report at the Congress affirmed that "it is necessary to have a policy to attract resources from overseas Vietnamese to make positive contributions to the cause of national construction and defense." The socio-economic report also mentioned: "Do a good job of protecting Vietnamese citizens abroad and take full advantage of overseas Vietnamese resources to contribute to the development of the country."

Overseas Vietnamese Send Love, Support to Homeland Covid Fight
A refresher course for overseas Vietnamese teachers in Hanoi. Photo: WVR

With the difficulties that overseas Vietnamese have due to Covid-19 pandemic, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front has coordinated with the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs - the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to support VND 4 billion (US$176,030) for the Vietnamese community in 4 countries Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia to overcome difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to President of the Viet Nam Fatherland Front Do Van Chien, the Vietnam Fatherland Front will closely coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant agencies to continue promoting the work of overseas Vietnamese to become more practical, efficient, better meet the expectations and needs of expatriates.

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