Foreign tourist donates Vietnam's ‘Rice ATM’ to support those affected by COVID-19

17/4/2020| 16:21

On April 15, a Russian tourist used his savings to buy 300 kilograms of rice, then transported this quantity to a ‘Rice ATM’ machine in Phan Thiet city to support those who are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

As Thanh Nien newspaper reported, he is Dmitry Eroshenko (Russian nationality), residing in Phan Thiet city, Binh Thuan province.

Dmitry Eroshenko said, as catching sight of local residents receiving rice from ‘Rice ATM’, he decided to used his family’s savings to donate this program.Specially, he donated 300kg of rice to a ‘Rice ATM’ machine in Mui Ne ward, Phan Thiet city. Dmitry Eroshenko added that he would mobilize his friends to support the locals in the fight against the COVID-19.

Mr. Nguyen Van Vu – Chairman of Mui Ne ward People's Committee said: "We treasure the kindness of the sponsors, including foreigners, who have joined hands to help underpriviledged people overcome the Covid-19 pandemic."Vu said, the local has received 8 tons of rice donation, among which, 3 tons have been distributed to the poor