At the handover ceremony (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Director of Kien Giang’s Department of External Affairs Nguyen Viet Thong highly appreciated the efforts by the office in Cambodia's province in helping Vietnamese-Cambodian stabilise their lives especially in the context of COVID-19.

The assistance, donated by authorities and people of Kien Giang, aims to support poor Vietnamese workers in Cambodia who are strapped due to COVID-19 pandemic.

According to General Consul Vu Ngoc Ly, the aid will be used to buy 5 tonnes of rice and other essentials to support the needy.

He emphasized that amid difficulties facing the Vietnamese community in Cambodia, his office has called for donation to help over 8,000 Vietnamese-Cambodian and Vietnamese workers in six Cambodian localities.

Mr. Ly said that nearly all of them have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 free of charge.

The Consulate General has called on pandemic-hit Vietnamese workers to remain calm and seek temporary jobs in a bid to surmount difficult times./.

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