Vietnamese community in Mozambique contributes to national vaccine fund hinh anh 1At the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
Maputo (VNA) – More than 90 million VND (about 4,400 USD) were collected during a fundraising ceremony to call for donations to Vietnam’s national COVID-19 vaccine fund at the Vietnamese embassy in Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique, on June 9.

Speaking at the ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Mozambique Le Huy Hoang said that the activity is a modest contribution from Vietnamese people living and working in Mozambique to the national COVID-19 vaccine fund, which was officially launched in Hanoi on June 5. The fund aims to mobilise all social resources for the purchase and import of vaccines as well as for research, development and production of domestic vaccines.

Highlighting Vietnam’s pandemic prevention and control efforts, Hoang called on Vietnamese expats in Mozambique to donate to the fund, helping Vietnam speed up the target of mass vaccination programme.

According to the ambassador, many Vietnamese people in Mozambique who could not attend the ceremony had sent their donations to the embassy.

The fundraising campaign will run until June 19, he said, adding all the donations will be sent to the national COVID-19 fund via the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.

There are currently some 300 Vietnamese people in Maputo, including businessmen, medical and education experts, students and overseas Vietnamese./.