Free check-ups, medication for OVs in Cambodia hinh anh 1Disadvantaged Vietnamese expatriates and Cambodian people receive check-ups (Photo: VNA)

Phnom Penh (VNA)Free check-ups and medication were offered to disadvantaged Vietnamese expatriates and Cambodian people in Cambodia’s Kandal province on November 21.

About 300 overseas Vietnamese (OVs) and Cambodian people in Ponhea Leu district benefited from the programme, organised by the Ho Chi Minh City Committee for OVs and the Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine.

Aside from check-ups, medicine and gift provision, the working delegation also presented 500 sets of books teaching Vietnamese, 600 sets of learning tools and 5,000 notebooks for the association of Vietnamese-Cambodian people in Kampong Chhnang and Pursat provinces.

Pham Thi Ngoc Hanh, deputy head of the HCM City committee, said the programme is to realise the Politburo’s Directive 45-CT/TW dated May 19, 2015, on accelerating the implementation the ninth Politburo’s Resolution 36-NQ-TW on OVs-related work in the new situation.

“Through this activity, we want to convey the Vietnamese Party, State and people’s sentiment towards the expatriates, wishing them happiness and prosperity,” she said.

Hanh also expressed her hope that the OVs and Cambodian people will continue to strengthen the traditional friendship between the two countries.

This was the second charity programme in Cambodia held by the HCM City Committee for OVs in 2016.-VNA