Vietnam presents 30,000 USD to Nepal to support COVID-19 fight
Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau (L) and Nepalese Ambassador to India (Photo:

Vietnamese Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau (L) and Nepalese Ambassador to India (Photo:

In addition to aid from the government of Vietnam, the Vietnamese Embassy in India actively mobilizes the Buddhist community, domestic benefactors and, through the Vietnamese Association in India and Nepal, Vietnamese Buddhist monks and nuns are studying and working in the countries to support the poor, homeless and orphans in Nepal.

Within only two weeks of launching, more than 2,000 Nepalese people in many places, especially in Lumbini Relic and Namo Buddha Relic in Kathmandu capital, have received 10 tons of rice, hundreds of thousands of noodles, cooking oil and other necessities.

Ms. Vo Thi Kim Cuong, representative of the Executive Board of the Vietnamese Association in India and Nepal, said Vietnamese family members and related charity groups directly cooked more than 1,000 meals to distribute to homeless people.

Currently, the Vietnamese Embassy is coordinating with the Buddhist community and benefactors athrough the Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Nepal, the Association of Vietnamese Friends in Nepal and the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, to continue to carry out direct support activities for COVID-19 patients, the poor and the homeless in Nepal.

At the event, Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau said the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha will send 2,000 COVID-19 test kits worth 30,000 USD to Nepal’s capital Kathmandu.

Nepalese Ambassador thanked the Vietnamese government, the Buddhist community, and the Vietnamese people, saying he believes that the solidarity between Vietnam and Nepal and the timely support from the international community will help Nepal overcome the pandemic soon./.


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