The Vietnamese community presents gift to Motol hospital in Prague, Czech Republic (Photo:

Accordingly, Mr. Martin Netolický, Governor of the Czech Republic’s Pardubice region, presented a Medal and Certificate of Credit from the local government to the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Pardubice region, and certificates of merit to 37 Vietnamese individuals, acknowledging their positive and timely contributions to support the local government and people in COVID-19 pandemic prevention in the locality.

The Vietnamese community in Pardubice region was among the first to launch a movement of sewing and distributing free face masks to offices, medical centres, nursing homes and residents. At the same time, the Vietnamese community also mobilized financial donations to buy air purifiers, testing equipment worth 100.000CZK to donate to Pardubice Hospital, along with more than 120,000CZK in cash, protective equipment and other items for other places.

Mr. Pham Tien Dung, Chairman of the Overseas Vietnamese Association in Pardubice, stated that the Vietnamese community also considered the Czech Republic as their second homeland, so they recognize that it is necessary to be responsible to the local society. At the same time, he, on behalf of the community, thanked the government for always being interested in and creating good conditions for the Vietnamese people, as well as acknowledging their affection and contribution towards the locality.

Meanwhile, Governor Martin Netolický said that, with 8 years in his term, this is one of 20 noble titles of the government awarded to individuals and groups with outstanding achievements in contributing to the locality.

Mr. Netolický thanked the Vietnamese community in Pardubice region and the members of the Vietnamese Women's Club for their active participation in the COVID-19 pandemic prevention movement, right from the very first days./.