Pagoda in Laos assists Vietnamese community hinh anh 1Gift is given by Phat Tich Pagoda to needy Vietnamese in Laos (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) - Phat Tich Pagoda in Vientiane on April 24 presented relief aid to 250 Vietnamese in need in Laos who are facing difficulties caused by social distancing measures aimed to curb the spread of the COVID-19.

The aid, each worth 150,000 LAK (17 USD), includes 10 kilogrammes of rice, two bottles of soya sauce, and 20,000 LAK (2.5 USD) in cash.

Venerable Thich Minh Quang said the pagoda and donors wish to help people get over the difficulties and uphold the Vietnamese tradition of “the haves helping the have-nots”.

This is the third time the pagoda has done so in the past four months./.