Ho Chi Minh City receives donation from Laos’ Attapeu Province in COVID-19 fight

Friday, 29/10/2021 13:26
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front's Ho Chi Minh City Chapter To Thi Bich Chau has received a donation worth LAK100 million (US$8,200) from Laos’ Attapeu Province to support the city in COVID-19 prevention and control.

Ho Chi Minh City receives donation from Laos’ Attapeu Province in COVID-19 fight
(Source: VGP)

Speaking at the hand-over ceremony held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 28, Chau expressed her thanks to the Attapeu Provincial Party Committee, authorities and people for their support, which illustrates the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Laos, reported VNA.

She voiced her hope that when the pandemic is placed under control in both countries, the two localities will continue implementing their cooperation activities, which have benefited their people while contributing to the consolidation of Vietnam – Laos relations.

For her part, Lao Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Phimpha Keomixay said that the donation from the Attapeu Province aimed to share difficulties with Ho Chi Minh City during its fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

She took the occasion to convey her thanks to Ho Chi Minh City’s Party Committee, authorities, and people for their support to Laos during the country’s construction and development as well as their assistance for Lao people who are living and working in the city amidst COVID-19.

She expressed her belief that Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City in particular will soon contain the pandemic and continue cooperative programmes with Laos, including the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and the Lao capital of Vientiane for the 2021 – 2025 period./.