Speaking at a ceremony on January 28 to review the association’s work in 2017 and map out plans for 2018, Chairman of the association Chau Van Chi said most Vietnamese Cambodians are living under the poverty line.
Over the years, the association has helped many Vietnamese organisations and associations provide free health check-ups and medicine and present gifts to poor Vietnamese and Cambodian people.
In 2018, the association will promote the role of the Association of Doctors and Association of Women in community activities while rebuilding the Association of Vietnamese Entrepreneurs in Cambodia in order to better carry out its role as a bridge for Vietnam-Cambodia cooperation.
It will also raise funds for charitable activities and the construction of community facilities, including Vietnamese and Khmer language schools for overseas Vietnamese.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh noted the sound ties between Vietnam and Cambodia and affirmed that the embassy will work with the association to protect the rights of Vietnamese expatriates, improve their knowledge about the host’s culture and history and raise their awareness of the preservation of the mother tongue.
On the occasion, the executive board of the association presented certificates of merit to collectives and individuals in recognition of their contributions to community activities.