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Ho Chi Minh City youths operate online market to assist residents in locked down areas

Ho Chi Minh City youths operate online market to assist residents in locked down areas

Saturday, July 17, 2021, 09:29 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City youths operate online market to assist residents in locked down areas
A resident at a locked down neighborhood in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City receives the products she bought from the online charitable market. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

The youth union in Phu Nhuan District, Ho Chi Minh City has been operating an online charitable market to help residents in areas locked down due to COVID-19.

The project is part of an initiative jointly implemented by the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union, FUNiX Organization, and the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.

After the online market model successfully launched in several districts, it was opened in Phu Nhuan District on Wednesday.

As of Thursday evening, the market had attracted more than 20,000 orders from residents across the district.

The project is aimed to provide assistance for people living in locked down areas, especially those in difficult circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ward-level authorities had conducted a survey to make a list of residents in need of support.

Each customer is allowed to order 25 essential items including dried food, spices, water, vegetables, tubers, fruits, meat, and eggs at the price of zero dong on a daily basis.

The products are then packed and delivered by a team of young volunteers.

“This is a practical and meaningful program amid the serious pandemic,” said Tran Thanh Ven, an official from the Phu Nhuan District youth union.

“Many people have lost their jobs and do not have access to sufficient necessities, thus we have tried all we can to provide the necessary support for them.”

The online charitable market can be accessed at phunhuan.chonghiatinh.vn.

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