Vietnamese in Cambodia ​are offered free health check-ups. (Source: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA) – More than 1,000 Vietnamese households and 200 poor Cambodian families in Phsar Chhnang ward, Cambodia’s Kampong Chhnang city, received gifts and free health check-ups on December 4.

The activities were organised by Ho Chi Minh City’s Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, the Confederation of Cambodians of Vietnamese Origin and Kampong Chhnang province’s authorities.

Vo Thanh Chat, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City’s Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, said the activities aim to ease difficulties faced by Vietnamese living on the Tonle Sap River who were resettled under a decision by local authorities.

The programme also demonstrates the policy of the Vietnamese Party and State which considers Vietnamese abroad an integral part of the nation, he said.

Vice Chairman of the Kampong Chhnang province Sum Suvanarith lauded the charity activities, saying they have contributed to alleviating the difficulties of local residents and enhancing solidarity between Vietnamese, Cham and Khmer people in the province, as well as the traditional friendship between the two countries.

Recently, nearly 1,000 Cambodian households of Vietnamese origin residing on the Tonle Sap River had to move to other places under a decision by local authorities. They are facing a range of problems stabilizing their livelihoods and seeking long-term accommodation.-VNA