In addition, the image of the community is also expressed through the role of Vietnamese businesses in contributing to maintaining local socio-economic development.

Vietnamese people in the Czech Republic donate to Vietnam's national COVID-19 vaccine fund (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at an event to thank customers of TAMDA Group, a Vietnamese group operating in the field of food business on July 16 at TAMDA Trade Centre in Ústí nad Labem city of Northern Czech Republic, Mr. Petr Nedvedicky, Mayor of the city, expressed his delight at the development of Vietnamese businesses in the city. At the same time, he appreciated Vietnamese businesses’ practical contribution to socio-economic life of the city.

“Two years ago, I attended the opening ceremony of TAMDA Trade Centre in the city. I respect your success in becoming a trusted shopping address for local people. I look forward to you continuing to develop and accompany us," he stressed.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, his group still ensures maintaining jobs and stable income for nearly 100 Vietnamese employees and many Czech workers. Particularly, the company also received more Vietnamese workers who lost their jobs due to the impact of the pandemic at factories of the Czech Republic, Mr. Le Minh Cau, Director of TAMDA Trade Centre, told the Vienam News Agency correspondent.

Currently, customers coming to TAMDA Trade Centre are mainly Czechs and they are very fond of Vietnamese food.

“I feel very secure when working here. The working environment is good. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company still ensures stable jobs and income for employees as well as attentive customer service. While working, we always remind customers to ensure pandemic prevention so as not to spread the disease in the community," Ms. Pham Thi Quyen, an employee working at TAMDA Trade Centre, shared.

Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Thai Xuan Dung expressed his delight at the deeper integration of the Vietnamese community into the host society, including the development of Vietnamese enterprises in general and TAMDA Group in particular, one of the businesses has developed strongly inmore than 10 years since establishment and made practical contributions to the socio-economic development of the Czech Republic, as well as create jobs for Vietnamese people in the Czech Republic and local people.

In addition, Vietnamese businesses also have held many charity activities for the community, especially to promptly support the Government and local people to prevent the pandemic and overcome the consequences of the historical tornado and hailstorm in the South Morava region in June, as well as raise funds to support people in the Central region to overcome the consequences of natural disasters at the end of 2020, and Vietnam’s national COVID-19 vaccine fund.

The Vietnamese Ambassador and local government leaders hope that in the coming time, Vietnamese businesses in general and TAMDA Group in particular will continue to do better the role of a bridge and a reliable partner of businesses of the two countries in trade, import-export and Vietnamese goods distribution in the Czech Republic in particular and in Europe in general when the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement takes effect./.