On August 21-22, 2019, the Vietnamese Embassy in Myanmar in collaboration with the Vietnamese Business Club in Myanmar (VBCM) and the Vietnamese Community in Myanmar visited flood-hit areas of Mon State, Myanmar and handed relief donations.
The delegation led by Vietnamese Ambassador to Myanmar Luan Thuy Duong and VBCM Vice Chairman and HAGL Group Managing Director Cao Duy Thinh and representatives of some Vietnamese companies in Myanmar handed over a total cash amount of 16,570,000 Kyats (equivalent to $11,000) and $1,550, and 2 tons of rice worth 1,500,000 Kyats, 400 sets of blanket and mosquito net, 9 boxes of clothes and personal items, 7 boxes of food, 5 boxes of confectionery and 10 rice cookers.
Speaking at the meeting with representatives of Mon State Government, Ambassador Luan Thuy Duong stated that the contribution and donations of the Vietnamese community in Myanmar is “from the heart”, and as the evidence for the close and deep-rooted traditional friendship between the government and peoples of Viet Nam and Myanmar. She also affirmed that the Vietnamese community in Myanmar will continue to stay side by side and be willing to share with the difficulties of the local people. The Ambassador also expressed her hope that all local residents will soon overcome difficulties.
On behalf of Mon State Government, State Minister for ethnic affairs Pa Oh Daw San Wint Khine expressed her gratefulness to the Embassy, the VBCM and Vietnamese community in Myanmar for the contribution and sharing. Ambassador Luan Thuy Duong presented Mon State Government with a total of 5.5 million Kyats and $600 and 10 rice cookers, 100 set of blanket and mosquito nets, and boxes of washing powder.
Earlier in the afternoon of August 21, 2019, at the Kyaikmaraw High School, the Ambassador and the delegation handed 5.5 million Kyats and $500 and 2 tons of rice, 100 sets of blanket and mosquito net, together with boxes of food, confectionery, clothes and other necessary items. On the morning of 22 August, 2019, the delegation donated 5.57 million Kyats and $450 and 200 sets of blanket and mosquito nets and boxes of food, confectionery, clothes and washing powder for the people of Ye township, where most people are still affected by severe flood.
The appeal to donate for people in flooding areas in Mon State took place from 16-20 August 2019 and was supported by many individuals, companies and associations, including: Vietnam Embassy, 24 Vietnamese companies and other Vietnamese people living and working in Myanmar.