|At the handover ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Chief Representative of HAGL Che Quang Long said that since its first foray into Laos in 2007, the group has always received support from the Lao Government.
Given the pandemic is affecting all aspects of society in Vietnam’s neighbour, HAGL hopes to take on some responsibility in supporting the country to contain the outbreak.
The medical supplies to be purchased include 3,000 pieces of preventive gear, 205,000 face masks, 5,000 bottles of antiseptic solution, and 50,000 pairs of medical gloves.
Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somdy Duangdy expressed his gratitude towards HAGL for its help and pledged to effectively use the supplies purchased.
The Lao government is currently considering measures to create the conditions necessary for a number of economic sectors to resume activities while still strictly abiding by outbreak prevention measures, he said.
Vietnamese expats and enterprises in Laos have provided financial support, medical supplies, and technological solutions worth a total of over US$500,000 to Laos since the beginning of the outbreak earlier this year.