Vietnamese community in Laos assists disadvantaged families due to COVID-19 hinh anh 1Households facing difficulties due to COVID-19 in Vientiane receive support. (Photo: VNA)

Vientiane (VNA) – The Overseas Vietnamese Association in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, in coordination with the Phat Tich Pagoda, VietcomBank Laos and Khamhoung Saychaleun Company, on October 21 presented 200 gift packages worth 60 million LAK (nearly 6,000 USD) to Vietnamese and Lao households facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Vientiane.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Nguyen Thanh Do, director of Vietcombank Laos, said that despite being affected by the COVID-19, Vietnamese enterprises have joined hands with Lao authorities and people to support those in need to overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic.

According to the pandemic prevention regulations of the Government of Laos, all gifts will be handed over to overseas Vietnamese branches to distribute to the poor households as soon as possible.

Various activities have been organised by the Vietnamese community in Laos including raising funds and donating cash and necessities for COVID-hit people over the past time./.