Former Japanese PM presents wheelchairs to AO victims hinh anh 1The event takes place in Ecopark township, Hung Yen (Photo:Internet)

 Former Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio in collaboration with the Institute of Community Health (ICH) under the Ministry of Health has held a ceremony to present wheelchairs to Vietnamese Agent Orange/Dioxin (AO ) victims.

At the event, which took place in the Ecopark township, Van Giang district, Hung Yen province, about 13km from centre of Hanoi, 50 wheelchairs worth 3.98 million JPY (about 34,000 USD) were handed over to AO victims from provinces nationwide, including Dong Nai, Hung Yen and Nghe An.

This is the second time the former Japanese PM Hatoyama Yukio Office and a Japanese association has donated wheelchairs to Vietnam.

Hatoyama Yukio, who served as Prime Minister of Japan from September 2009 to June 2010, was also President of the Japan-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentary Alliance.-VNA