Private sector donates LAK 1.25 bln to support Covid fight

The private sector donated 1.25 billion kip to the government to support its fight against Covid-19 on Wednesday.

The handover ceremony for the package was held at the Prime Minister’s Office in Vientiane with Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control Kikeo Khaykhamphithoun received the donations on behalf of the government.

The donors included Banque pour le commerce Exterieur Lao Public (BCEL) donating 500 million Kip, the Vientiane Chinese Association 300 million kip, the Vientiane Chinese Foundation 200 million kip, the Liaoto Secondary School 200 million kip and the Deposit Protection Institute 50 million kip.

Deputy Prime Minister Kikeo expressed thanks to the donors for their generous support to help the government fight Covid-19.

The vice premier also called on the public to joy the government in its fight against Covid-19 by complying with the measures of the National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control.

Source: Lao News Agency