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Vietnam’s Quang Tri presents $16,300, 10 metric tons of rice to Laotian households

Vietnam’s Quang Tri presents $16,300, 10 metric tons of rice to Laotian households

Thursday, February 15, 2024, 10:59 GMT+7
Vietnam’s Quang Tri presents $16,300, 10 metric tons of rice to Laotian households
Tran Binh Thuan (L), chairman of the administration of Huong Hoa District in Quang Tri Province, north-central Vietnam, represents the provincial administration to present five metric tons of rice and VND200 million ($8,161) to residents in Seponh District, Savannakhet Province, Laos. Photo: V.S. / Tuoi Tre

Authorities in Quang Tri Province, north-central Vietnam last weekend presented VND400 million (US$16,363) and 10 metric tons of rice to 2,000 Laotian households along the border between the two countries.

On Wednesday, border guards in Quang Tri reported that the gifts were distributed to households along the border between the Vietnamese province's Huong Hoa District and Laos' Savannakhet Province on the first and second days of this lunar year, or Saturday and Sunday last week.

In particular, provincial border guards on Saturday last week gave five metric tons of rice and VND200 million ($8,161) to over 1,000 Laotian households in eight border villages, with each household receiving five kilograms of rice and VND200,000 ($8.2).

Border guards in Quang Tri Province present rice and cash to Laotian residents. Photo: V.S. / Tuoi Tre

Border guards in Quang Tri Province, central Vietnam present rice and cash to Laotian residents. Photo: V.S. / Tuoi Tre

A day later, the Huong Hoa administration presented another five metric tons of rice and VND200 million to residents in Seponh District, Savannakhet Province.

Tran Binh Thuan, the chairman of the administration of Huong Hoa District, mentioned that the gifts played a significant role in easing the challenges faced by the people in Seponh District, contributing to the promotion of solidarity between the two nations.

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Thanh Ha - Hoang Tao / Tuoi Tre News

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