The funding was channeled through the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at a ceremony in Hanoi on June 11.

At the ceremony in Hanoi

In his remarks, Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Hieu, head of the committee, said it will send the donations to the COVID-19 vaccine fund as soon as possible.

The 60,000-strong Vietnamese community in the Czech Republic always looks towards the homeland. In 2020, when the pandemic broke out in Vietnam, they sent medical supplies and also about 2 billion VND (86,970 USD) to assist flood-hit localities in the central region.

The Prime Minister issued a decision on May 26 regarding the establishment of the COVID-19 vaccine fund.

It will receive, manage, and use voluntary financial and vaccine donations and assistance from domestic and foreign organisations and individuals, along with other legal sources, for the COVID-19 vaccine procurement and import, research, and production in the country, and the provision of vaccines.

Managed by the Ministry of Finance, the not-for-profit fund will use the capital mobilised for the right purposes and in line with legal regulations, ensuring publicity, transparency, and efficiency. It is subject to examination, inspection, and auditing by relevant State agencies and to supervision by the Vietnam Fatherland Front and the community.

Source: VNA