|Firms present medical supplies to assist Vietnamese citizens in the Republic of Korea to combat the novel coronavirus
Addressing the ceremony, COVA Vice Chairman Nguyen Hoanh Nam, thanked Copper Mountain Energy (CME) and Hwaseung Vina LLC (HSV) for their invaluable support towards Vietnamese expatriates, saying the donation marks a significant gesture for the overseas Vietnamese community amid the context of the complicated developments of the COVID-19 pandemic globally.
Nam went on to emphasise that the Vietnamese communities abroad are considered as an inseparable part of the Vietnamese nation, especially during this current challenging period.
Bui Trung Kien, general director of Copper Mountain Energy, expressed his hope that the donation of 25,000 medical masks will prove to be a useful contribution in order to assist the Vietnamese community in the RoK overcome some of the difficulties caused by the pandemic and concerns relating to a second wave of COVID-19 infections.
In response to recent appeals made by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Vietnamese communities abroad have raised a total of over VND34 billion, equivalent to US$1.46 million, together with medical supplies to help boost their homeland’s COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs cum Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs Dang Minh Khoi also presented a sum of VND66 million on April 27 donated by the Vietnamese Business Association in the RoK to the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front to assist in the fight against the COVID-19 in Vietnam.