VUFO raises USD 17.300 supporting Covid-19 fight

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee received over VND 400 million (appx. USD 17.300) from the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) in support of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
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VUFO raises USD 17.300 supporting Covid-19 fight
Vietnamese Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) delegation hands over more than VND 471 million to the Vietnam Fatherland Front. Photo: Tuan Vietnam/VUFO

On the afternoon of June 8, in Hanoi, VUFO President Nguyen Phuong Nga symbolically presented a donation of over VND 400 million to the Vietnam Fatherland Front.

Speaking at the ceremony, Nga said that on June 2, in response to the appeals of the State President, the Prime Minister, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, the VUFO has call upon all officials, employees and member organizations as well as partners, domestic and international friends to support Vietnam's Covid-19 Prevention and Control Fund. The total amount donated until June 8 was VND 471,180,000.

"With the spirit of mutual affection and sense of responsibility to the community, everyone has actively contributed and support for the prevention and control of the pandemic," Nga shared.

On behalf of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, Vice Chairman Nguyen Huu Dung thanked the leaders of the Friendship Union for mobilizing officials, civil servants and employees along with member organizations at the central level as well as partners contribute to support the prevention and control of the pandemic.

Dung emphasized that all the money received by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee to assist pandemic prevention and control during this peak period will be used effectively and promptly in supporting the frontline forces, isolation areas, severe patients, and transferring to the vaccine fund.

VUFO raises USD 17.300 supporting Covid-19 fight
At the meeting. Photo: Tuan Vietnam/VUFO

The fund has been set up to receive, manage, and use voluntary financial and vaccine donations and assistance from domestic and foreign organizations and individuals along with other legal sources for Covid-19 vaccine procurement and import, internal research and production, and provision.

According to Director of the Ministry of Finance’s State Budget Department Vo Thanh Hung, the Ministry of Health has said Vietnam needs 150 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine costing VND 25.2 trillion (USD 1.1 billion) to inoculate the roughly 75 million people needed to reach herd immunity.

On June 8, VUFO President Nguyen Phuong Nga has sent appreciation letters to the member organizations in the Friendship Union system as well as to its domestic and international partners and friends.

According to Nga, the campaign to raise money for Covid-19 prevention and control through the Friendship Union channel has received the attention, sharing and support both materially and spiritually from many member organizations, businesses, individuals and partners.

On behalf of the Presidium of the Friendship Union, Nga thanked the member organizations, domestic and international partners and friends who have accompanied the Friendship Union, actively respond and participate in supporting Vietnam's Covid-19 Prevention and Control Fund.

“This is a significant contribution, demonstrating patriotism, national solidarity, responsible action for the country, willingness to share difficulties and join hands with Vietnamese people to realize the dual goasl of containing the spread of the pandemich and promoting socio-economic development," Nga emphasized in the letter.

At the end of the letter, Nga also sent her sincere thanks and expressed her hope that the member organizations, domestic and international partners and friends will actively participate in Friendship Union's activities in the future.

VUFO raises USD 17.300 supporting Covid-19 fight
At the handover ceremony. Source: Hanoi Union of Friendship Organizations (HAUFO)

On the afternoon of June 8, in Hanoi, representatives of the Hanoi's Vietnam-India Friendship Association and An Lac Club - a member of the association - came to present the Hanoi's Center for Disease Control 500kg of rice and 200 bottles of tea.

The delegation also donated 100kg of rice to the city's Red Cross Society, in order to share difficulties with Hanoi's frontline forces in the fight against the pandemic.

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