Support comes to market-fire victims in Czech Republic

Monday, 2018-02-12 20:56:20
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NDO/VNA – Vietnamese Ambassador to the Czech Republic Ho Minh Tuan and representatives of the embassy on February 11 visited and presented gifts to families affected by a market fire in Cheb city last year.

The blaze broke out at the Asia Dragon Shopping Centre in Cheb city in November 2017, burning to the ground 40 stalls run by 12 Vietnamese families. Damage was calculated to reach CZK40 million (US$1.76 million). The 20-year-old shopping centre hosts 300 stalls operated by 200 businesses, of whom 98 percent are Vietnamese expatriates.

Ambassador Tuan met with the 12 families and inquired their lives after the fire.

He requested the Asia Dragon board of directors and head of the association of Vietnamese people in Cheb to support the victims, helping them to have a warm Lunar New Year (Tet) celebration and soon repair the burned section of the centre.