Heineken Vietnam sponsors clean water project in Quang Nam Province

Thursday, Oct 17, 2019 15:30

Delegates start construction on a water supply station funded by Heineken Vietnam in Tra Linh Tay Village, Hiep Hoa Commune, Hiep Duc District, Quang Nam Province on October 16. — Photo courtesy of Heineken Vietnam

Heineken Vietnam in collaboration with the People’s Committee of Hiep Hoa commune, Hiep Duc District, Quang Nam Province, started construction on a water supply station in the province’s Tra Linh Tay Village on October 16.

The VND400 million (US$17,200) water supply station is the 25th project that the company has sponsored across the country to support communities in need of clean water.

“This is an important project because the community in Hiep Hoa commune urgently needs access to safe and reliable water. It will improve the community’s public infrastructure and living conditions for local people in the long term," said Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hiep Hoa Commune Luong Phuoc Nghia.

Tra Linh Tay village is a remote mountainous area where most residents live in poverty. This area often faces water shortages due to prolonged droughts. Local people have to travel very far to get water and carry the water by hand back to their village.

This water project provides a water station and a 1,000-metre long distribution pipeline system to provide the residents with access to safe and reliable water for their daily needs.

“Growing with Communities and Protecting Water Resources are two of six focus areas in which Heineken Vietnam wants to create a big difference for the local community. This is the fifth clean water station that we have sponsored in Quang Nam Province,” said Matt Wilson, Corporate Affairs Director of Heineken Vietnam.

Launched in 2012, Heineken Vietnam’s “1 Minute Less for 1 Million Smiles” programme provides access to clean water to the communities in need as well as raise public awareness on conserving water resources. In the coming years, the company will also train farmers and residents in remote and mountainous areas on proper use and disposal of fertilisers and waste treatment in daily agricultural production. — VNS

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