HCM City receives more aid for COVID-19 fight

The Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and the managing board of the COVID-19 prevention and control fund of Ho Chi Minh City on October 1 received further aid from businesses for the fight against COVID-19.

The assistance included US$50,000 from the China Business Association's HCM City Branch (CBAH) and medical equipment worth nearly VND5 billion (US$220,000) from the Duong Nhat Investment Construction and Environmental Technology Company.

At the handover ceremony CBAH's head Zhao Qian said that Chinese companies operating in the city always comply with Vietnam’s law, and support policies and regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control of the Government and HCM City.

The support from Chinese firms in the city demonstrates their social responsibility, sentiments and wishes to further develop solidarity and friendship between the people of the two countries, he added.

Highly valuing the aid, Chairwoman of the municipal Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee To Thi Bich Chau voiced her hope that firms in the city will continue to adhere to Vietnam and HCM City’s policies, and stand ready to respond to new developments of the pandemic, and ensure COVID-19 prevention and control efforts and economic development in new normal.

Since the start of the year until the end of September, the VFF Committee and the COVID-19 prevention and control fund of HCM City has received over VND958 billion for the fight against the pandemic and another VND311 billion for vaccine purchase, in addition to food and necessities worth VND364 billion.

Since early August, local authorities have handed out more than 2.23 million social welfare bags to pandemic-hit people citywide.