KOICA supports Ha Noi’s disadvantaged women in combating COVID-19
17:17 | 24/04/2020

VGP – The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) presented a support package worth US$10,530 to the Viet Nam Women’s Union (VWU) on April 23 to support Ha Noi’s disadvantaged women in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) presents a support package worth US$10,530 to the Viet Nam Women’s Union (VWU), April 23, 2020

The aid package, sourced from the KOICA Club, includes face masks, hand sanitizers, essential goods and nutritional supplements.

VWU Vice President Tran Thi Huong highly appreciated the Republic of Korea (RoK) government’s support for Vietnamese students and workers in the country, as well as KOICA’s enthusiastic assistances for Vietnam’s vulnerable groups over the past years.

Country Director of KOICA Viet Nam Cho Han-deok lauded the efforts made by the Vietnamese government to curb the coronavirus disease, affirming KOICA’s willingness to support the Vietnamese disadvantaged people through the KOICA Alumni Association of Viet Nam.

He emphasized the significance of international solidarity and cooperation, as well as mutual trust, in overcoming COVID-19.

President of the KOICA Club Viet Nam, Truong Ngoc Nam, asserted that the club will strive to mobilize social resources in a joint effort to overcome the consequences of the pandemic in Viet Nam.

KOICA is an aid agency of the RoK government that is committed to promoting sustainable growth globally. KOICA is currently supporting the VWU with a project “Capacity Building on Gender Equality, Women’s Empowerment and Girls Protection” for three years (2019-2021), through providing specialized training courses for officials of all-level VWU chapters and representatives of some relevant agencies on women affairs, such as policy advice, vocational training, and knowledge on gender equality.

At the same time, KOICA has collaborated with the VWU to implement another project on “Strengthening Vietnamese capacity for sustainable reintegration of returning women migrants and their households”.

By Vien Nhu

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