Qatari Embassy supports Vietnamese watermelon farmers

Wednesday, 2020-02-12 12:07:19
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The Embassy of Qatar has purchased four tonnes of watermelon to help farmers in Vietnam’s central region facing difficulties due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The farm produce was distributed free of charge in Hanoi on February 11. (Photo: NDO/Dang Khoa)
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NDO/VNA – The Embassy of Qatar has purchased four tonnes of watermelon to help farmers in Vietnam’s central region, the embassy has said.

The support came as the Vietnam’s agricultural exports are facing difficulties due to the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19).

The farm produce was distributed free of charge in Hanoi starting at 9 am on February 11. Each person received up to two fruits, said the embassy.

People coming for the watermelon were advised to prepare their own bags in a bid to protect the environment.

In 2019, Qatari Ambassador Mohammed Al-Emadi presented 11 scholarships worth VND10 million (US$430) each to students learning the Arab language and culture at the Vietnam National University-Hanoi, on the occasion of the 48th National Day of Qatar and the 26th founding anniversary of the Vietnam-Qatar diplomatic ties.