Innovative “ATM” dispenses free rice for Vietnam’s poor during lockdown

 Rice Today   |  

Vietnamese businessman Hoang Tuan Anh has devised a machine similar to an ATM that dispenses free rice.

The machines, which provide 1.5kg  to 2kg  of rice at a time, aim to help Vietnam’s workers whose livelihoods have been displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Rice ATMs” have been installed in Vietnam’s biggest cities such as Ho Chi Minh,  Hanoi, Hue, and Danang.

Read the full story at Reuters.

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