Shinhan Finance donates $51,207 to Viet Nam COVID-19 fight

Monday, Apr 06, 2020 16:28

Oh Tae Joon, deputy CEO of Shinhan Vietnam Finance Company Limited, hands over a cheque for VND800 million to Tran Huu Phuoc of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front– HCM City. — Photo courtesy of the company

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Shinhan Vietnam Finance Company Limited has announced a number of actions to support the Government’s efforts to tackle it.

It donated VND1.2 billion (US$51,207) in cash to support urgent public needs and those on the frontlines. Of this, it gave VND800 million ($34,158) to the Viet Nam Fatherland Front (VFF) – HCM City and VND200 million to the VFF – Da Nang City while the remaining VND200 million was contributed by its employees and trade unions to the Central Committee of the VFF.

Shinhan Finance has also launched a nation-wide public awareness campaign to inform its customers and employees about the importance of social responsibility with regard to call for action by the Government to save lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The campaign encourages its customers to seek online services and avoid visiting branches or service introduction points for 15 days.

Atul Dixit, Shinhan Finance CEO, said: “We have seen the most incredible response from the Vietnam government and people, especially those on the frontlines of the fight in field hospitals, quarantine centres and risky airports.

“Practise our core values and compassionate finance. We hope our donation of VND1.2 billion in cash and other donations … will make a significant contribution towards protecting people’s lives, and by that we are giving some peace of mind during this trying time. We hope to see more hands join the battle so we could get through this challenging time together.”

The company is a fully foreign-owned subsidiary of Korea’s Shinhan Card. — VNS

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