Vice President commends inventor of “rice ATM” machine hinh anh 1The "rice ATM" model has been rolled out in many localities nationwide. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh has sent a letter to the inventor of the so-called “rice ATM” to praise his creativity that helps those in disadvantaged circumstances during the pandemic.

In the letter to Hoang Tuan Anh, director of the PHG Lock company in Ho Chi Minh City, the Vice President said his rice ATM project has had a good ripple effect, persuading hundreds of people to donate several dozen tonnes of rice, thus helping thousands of needy people amid the pandemic.

The model has been multiplied across the country, from Hanoi, Hoa Binh in the north, to Da Nang, Hue, Binh Dinh, Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Dak Lak in the central region, to Can Tho, Ca Mau in the south.

Vice President Thinh stressed that millions of organisations and individuals in and outside the country have responded to the call of Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, instructions of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a campaign launched by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee to contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic through many useful ideas and good deeds.

She affirmed the belief that with the people’s unity and solidarity with the Party and State, Vietnam will overcome the present difficult period and win over the pandemic.

The Vice President welcomed and commended the work of Hoang Tuan Anh and all the compassionate and brave deeds of the people in the fight against the pandemic, leaving no one behind./.