UPL, Incham to give Tet gifts to disadvantaged farmers in Mekong Delta

Wednesday, Jan 26, 2022 14:58

Incham and UPL Vietnam Co., Ltd will present Tet (Lunar New Year) gifts worth more than VNĐ300 million (US$13,170) to around 1,000 disadvantaged farmers in An Giang and Trà Vinh provinces on January 27 and 28. — Photo courtesy of Incham

The Indian Business Chamber in Viet Nam and UPL Vietnam Co., Ltd will give Tet (Lunar News Year) gifts worth more than VND300 million (US$13,170) to around 1,000 farmers in difficult circumstances in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces of An Giang and Tra Vinh on January 27 and 28.

A programme called ‘Trao yeu thuong - Tet muon phuong 2022’ (Give love - Tet 2022 everywhere) will be organised to hand over the gifts Tra Cu District in Tra Vinh and Tinh Bien and Thoai Son districts in An Giang.

The latest wave of COVID-19 pandemic has hugely impacted every sector.

Farmers have been facing enormous difficulties due to falling prices of their produce and challenges related to export.

“We would like to contribute to helping farmers have a fuller and happier Tet and reducing the difficulties they face from a prolonged pandemic,” Parveen Rai Joshi, general director of UPL Vietnam, which makes pesticides and other plant protection drugs, said.

Incham chairman Manoj Barthwal said, “We have sought to complement the efforts of local authorities in pandemic control and assisting people in need.”

In July last year Incham joined hands with HCM City authorities to provide relief items to more than 1,000 households and medical supplies such as protective gear, masks and hand sanitisers to hospitals.

Incham, the Indian consulate general in HCM City and the Indian community mobilised funds to buy and donate an ECMO machine worth VND3.5 billion ($153,600) to the HCM City Hospital for Tropical Diseases.

Indian company UPL came to Vietnam in 1998, setting up a plant at the Amata Industrial Park in Dong Nai Province.

It sells its products are in several countries including Indonesia, Nigeria and Australia. — VNS

Comments (0)