At the ceremony (Photo: Vietnam+)

Addressing the ceremony held at the Ha Tien international border gate, which leads to the Prek Chak International Border Gate on the Cambodian side, Deputy Director of Kien Giang’s Department of External Affairs Nguyen Viet Thong spoke highly of the efforts by the office in Cambodia's province in helping Vietnamese-Cambodian stabilize their lives especially in the context of COVID-19.

The assistance, from authorities and people of Kien Giang, aims to support poor Vietnamese workers in Cambodia who cannot return home at present.

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

He said 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.

Nearly all of them have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 free of charge, the diplomat added.

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

Source: VNA