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Overseas Vietnamese supports homeland’s Covid-19 prevention and control

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June 03, 2021 | 06:13

The Overseas Vietnamese Association in Macau (China) and Vietnam - Korea Business and Investment Association (VKBIA) have provided financial aid and medical supplies to support Vietnam in fighting against the novel coronavirus.

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Representative of Overseas Vietnamese Association in Macau Nguyen Thi Thu Huong presented more than VND 131 million (US$ 5,686) to the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front on June 1.

Overseas Vietnamese supports homeland’s Covid-19 prevention and control

Representative of Overseas Vietnamese Association in Macau Nguyen Thi Thu Huong presents the gift to the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front

Huong said witnessing the difficulties that Vietnam has suffered, Vietnamese expats in Macau wanted to make a contribution to the homeland’s efforts in Covid-19 prevention and control.

Therefore, the association called for its members to join hands with the home country in fighting against the novel coronavirus and raised more than VND 131 million (US$ 5,686).

“Apart from organizing activities towards the homeland, overseas Vietnamese in Macau has united and supported each other to surmount the difficulties posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the association has presented gifts to those losing jobs due to Covid-19 and coordinated with the Consulate General to support Vietnamese stranded in Macau to return home,” said Huong.

The Overseas Vietnamese in Macau was established on May 1, 2016, with only 10 members. Now, it has about 100 members.

The association has operated in the "spirit of solidarity and mutual support," according to its chairwoman Phan Cuc, who said it had received many certificates of merit from the Consulate General of Vietnam in Hong Kong and Macau.

Previously, Nguyen Hoai Bac, a Vietnamese businessman in Canada presented VND 100 million (US$ 430,000) and 5 tons of rice to support people in some localities to prevent and control the Covid-19 pandemic.

The handover ceremony was held on May 31 and attended by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Dang Minh Khoi and Deputy Minister and Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Pham Quang Hieu.

Hieu highly appreciated Nguyen Hoai Bac's support in particular and the affection and sharing from overseas Vietnamese in general. He affirmed that this was a noble gesture, showing the companionship and sharing of citizens abroad to the homeland, as well as Vietnam's good tradition of "mutual love and affection."

Businessman Nguyen Hoai Bac is currently the Chairman of Directors of Dai Son Investment and Development Joint Stock Company. He officially invested in Vietnam in 2001 through many projects in different fields.

According to the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, responding to the call from the Party, State, the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in 2020, Vietnamese people living in different places actively donated nearly VND 80 billion (US$ 3,470,000), along with many goods to support the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country. They also supported the people in the Central region to overcome the consequences of floods. This practical, valuable and timely support has shown the hearts of overseas citizens who, despite living far away, always yearn to their homeland.

On the morning of June 1, representatives from the Vietnam - Korea Business and Investment Association (VKBIA) and the "Saigon Share" volunteering group visited and presented medical equipment and supplies for frontline facilities in preventing and controlling the pandemic in Go Vap district. Go Vap is now the biggest Covid-19 hotspot in Ho Chi Minh City and has implemented social distancing measure under the government’s directive 16.

Overseas Vietnamese supports homeland’s Covid-19 prevention and control

VKBIA and “Saigon share” presents medical supplies to Go Vap district.

The donations including 75,000 face masks and 350 protective suits were presented by Vice Chairman of VKBIA in the southern region Duong Quang Phu and the leader of the volunteering group “Saigon Share” Truong Hanh Cong Dan and its members.

Phu said the functional forces were always on duty and reminded residents to maintain a safe distance from each other while waiting for their samples to be taken. Each turn, the number of people having their samples taken is also limited. Only Go Vap district’s ward 5 has taken 55.000 samples from residents. Therefore, medical and frontline workers in the district have been under pressure and faced a high risk of contracting the virus.

Overseas Vietnamese supports homeland’s Covid-19 prevention and control

VKBIA and “Saigon share” presents medical supplies to Go Vap district.

Meanwhile, Dan hoped that the aid would partly help the Go Vap district to soon stamp out the outbreak.

Standing Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) of Go Vap District Nguyen Thi Thao expressed thanks to the VKBIA and “Saigon Share” for their valuable assistance.

"We have implemented the program "Connecting Vietnam and South Korea – Working together in battling Covid-19" since the start of the pandemic in 2020. Responding to the call "The entire citizens unite in Covid-19 prevention and control” of the VFF Central Committee and the Government, we will continue to mobilize resources at home and abroad to help Ho Chi Minh City in particular and Vietnam in general to soon win over the pandemic,” said Tran Hai Linh, member of the VFF Central Committee and Chairman of VKBIA.

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