Speaking at the ceremony, Chief Representative of HAGL in Laos Che Quang Long said that since its first foray into Laos in 2007, the group has always received support from the Lao Government.
HAGL hopes to take on some responsibility in supporting Laos to contain the pandemic while it is affecting all aspects of society in the country.
The medical supplies to be purchased include 3,000 pieces of preventive gear, 205,000 face masks, 5,000 bottles of antiseptic solution, and 50,000 pairs of medical gloves.
Lao Deputy Prime Minister Somdy Duangdy expressed his gratitude towards HAGL for its help and pledged to effectively use the supplies purchased.
The Lao government is currently considering measures to create the conditions necessary for a number of economic sectors to resume activities while still strictly abiding by outbreak prevention measures, he said.
Vietnamese expats and enterprises in Laos have provided financial support, medical supplies, and technological solutions worth a total of over 500,000 USD to Laos since the beginning of the outbreak earlier this year./.