Samsung Vietnam donates VND10 billion to COVID-19 prevention

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020 15:06

Samsung Vietnam donates VND10 billion (US$426,200) to help Viet Nam in COVID-19 prevention. — Photo courtesy of Samsung Vietnam

In order to help Vietnamese Government in preventing and repelling the COVID-19 pandemic, Samsung Vietnam donates VND10 billion (US$426,617).

Of which, VND7 billion to Viet Nam Fatherland Front Central Committee, VND3 billion to Fatherland Front Committee of Bac Ninh and Thai Nguyen provinces. Bac Ninh and Thai Nguyen are provinces that Samsung Vietnam’s factories are located.

In addition, with the wish of supporting Vietnamese Government to promote the technology applications in preventing the pandemic, Samsung Vietnam also grants the most high-end smartphone products of the group serving the testing and development of COVID-19 prevention efforts.

Choi Joo Ho, President of Samsung Vietnam Complex, said: “For Samsung, people are always the most valuable asset and the safety for everyone is the first priority. We are always ready to collaborate with Vietnamese Government in the fight against the COVID-19 to protect health and safety of the community."

"We hope that the contributions of Samsung Vietnam, together with other businesses and organisations, will make a combined force with the Vietnamese Government to overcome this difficult time,” he said.

Previously, in order to contribute to the rescue of Vietnamese agricultural products due to impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic, Samsung Vietnam has launched the Viet Nam Agricultural Product Rescue Programme by increasing doubly the amount of watermelon and dragon fruit for their workers' meals at factories.

Right from the very first days when COVID-19 epidemic appeared in Viet Nam, Samsung Vietnam has actively implemented many COVID-19 prevention and control measures at all factories, which includes: updating continuously, training and guiding staffs on disease prevention methods, providing free masks and disinfectant hand sanitiser, checking employees' body temperature at factory gates, suspending crowded activities, and regularly implementing disinfection measures in the plants’ areas.

In addition, Samsung Vietnam’s employees have voluntarily participated in the fund-raising programmes for COVID-19 through swiping their cards to donate money at corporate social responsibility (CSR) booths located inside the factory. — VNS

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