Embassy supports Vietnamese Cambodians in Tonle Sap Lake hinh anh 1The delegation of the Embassy of Vietnam in Cambodia  attends a working session with Governor Chuhhua Chann Doeun of Cambodia's Kampong Chhang province (Photo: VNA)
Phnom Penh (VNA) - A delegation of the Embassy of Vietnam in Cambodia led by Ambassador Vu Quang Minh visited Vietnamese Cambodians in Kampong Chhang province on January 21 ahead of Vietnam’s Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

While extending Tet greetings to the overseas Vietnamese living in the Tonle Sap Lake who are now temporarily relocated in Chong Kok village of Phsar Chhang district, Minh affirmed that the Party, State, Government and the Embassy of Vietnam will launch more activities in the coming time to help poor Vietnamese Cambodians to stabilise their lives, especially those on Tonle Sap Lake who are required to be relocated.

He noted that Vietnamese businesses in Cambodia are willing to support people in changing jobs and encouraged Vietnamese Cambodians to send their children to local schools to better integrate in the local society.

At the event, as many as 1,000 poor households in Chong Kok village received Tet gift packages from the embassy.

On January 22, the delegation is scheduled to pay a visit and present gifts to 500 families in shelters in Kampong Tralach, Rolea Paea and Cholkiri districts.

The Vietnamese officials previously attended a working session with Governor Chuhhua Chann Doeun of Kampong Chhang province and asked local authorities to pay due attention to Vietnamese Cambodian in the resettlement plan of the province and promptly address their problems.

The Vietnamese Cambodians are among more than 10,000 people living in floating houses on Tonle Sap Lake who must relocate under the Cambodia Government’s plan to address environmental pollution in the lake caused by floating houses.

Kampong Chhang province is currently home to about 2,400 families of Vietnamese Cambodians. -VNA