Update: 17:01 | 18/04/2020
Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on April 17 sent a letter of commendation to praise Hoang Tuan Anh from Ho Chi Minh City for his invention, the “rice ATM”, which is supporting the disadvantaged amidst Covid-19 epidemic
The idea of the “rice ATM” has been expanded in many provinces and cities around the country, including Hanoi, Hoa Binh, Da Nang, Hue, Binh Dinh, Binh Thuan, Khanh Hoa, Dak Lak, Can Tho and Ca Mau.
A woman receiving rice from a "rice ATM" in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Vice President emphasised that many good ideas and beautiful actions have been created by people and organisations nationwide to support the white-shirted soldiers and armed forces who are trying their best to treat and care for Covid-19 patients and isolated people as well as prevent the epidemic’s spread.
She expressed her belief that Vietnam will overcome the difficult period and win the battle against the novel coronavirus outbreak soon.
Vice President Thinh greatly appreciated and hailed Hoang Tuan Anh’s idea as well as the philanthropic and brave deeds of all people during the fight against the pandemic, in the spirit of "leaving no one left behind”.
She also hoped that Hoang Tuan Anh and his family will continue to make contributions to national construction and defence.