Medical supplies handed over to Vietnamese community in South Korea

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2020 12:06

Vice Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, Nguyen Hoanh Nam (left), receiving the token of 25,000 medical face masks presented by General Director of CME Energy Company Bui Trung Kien. — Photo courtesy of SCOV

The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese (SCOV) on Monday received 25,000 medical face masks offered by the Copper Mountain Energy (CME) and Hwaseung Vina Co Ltd (HSV) to present to the Vietnamese community in South Korea to assist them in the fight against COVID-19.

Speaking at the ceremony, Nguyen Hoanh Nam, SCOV Vice Chairman highly appreciated the donation from CME and Hwaseung Vina LLC.

“This difficult time helps us to be aware of social responsibility and the contribution by enterprises in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, which can be seen in their donations to the Party and the State, people, including overseas Vietnamese. This reaffirms overseas Vietnamese people are an indispensable part of our country,” he added.

CME Chief President Bui Trung Kien said: “Seeing the difficulties that Korean citizens as well as the Vietnamese community living in Korea are facing as COVID-19 has the possibility of striking a second time, CME and HSV have joined forces to donate 25,000 face masks to the Vietnamese community in Korea with the hope that everyone will remain safe during this difficult time."

Hwaseung Vina LLC’s Executive Board said: “This is a time in which every amount of support is crucial."

Focused on producing active footwear and components for athletic shoes and sandals, this company has created 26,500 jobs in Viet Nam’s six big industrial hubs. Hwaseung Vina LLC also invests in Viet Nam’s healthcare industry and social security through practical social projects such as funding the installation of solar panels and water filtration systems, as well as giving scholarships at some elementary schools in Rach Gia District, Kien Giang Province.

Overseas Vietnamese all over the world made donations with the total amount of more than VND34 billion (US$1.45 million) along with many in-kind, medical supplies for the fight against COVID-19 in Viet Nam. Vietnamese community in South Korea donated more than VND160 million. Besides, many companies, organisations and individuals made donations to overseas Vietnamese in many countries such as UK, France, Russia and US. — VNS

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