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More support for efforts against COVID-19, saltwater intrusion

by NDO21 March 2020 Last updated at 14:00 PM

Representatives from Da Nang International Terminal Investment and Operation Joint Stock Company donate VND1 billion to the city’s health sector in support of COVID-19 prevention and control in Da Nang. (Photo: NDO/Anh Dao)
Representatives from Da Nang International Terminal Investment and Operation Joint Stock Company donate VND1 billion to the city’s health sector in support of COVID-19 prevention and control in Da Nang. (Photo: NDO/Anh Dao)

VTV.vn - More donations of both finance and goods have been made to support localities and sectors’ efforts to deal with the COVID-19 epidemic and the current drought and saltwater intrusion.

On Friday (March 20), in Hanoi, many relevant agencies, businesses, and overseas Vietnamese made donations to the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee in the presence of VFF President Tran Thanh Man.

Receiving VND10 billion (US$428,000) to support the COVID-19 fight and VND10 billion to support local people in dealing with the damage caused by drought and saltwater intrusion from entrepreneurs Le Van Kiem and Tran Cam Nhung (President and Vice President of the Board of Directors of Long Thanh Investment and Trading JSC), Man thanked the company's noble gesture for accompanying the VFF in its activities to support the poor and those suffering from natural disasters and floods.

In 2019, the company donated VND 10 billion to the Fund for the Poor. So far, Labour Hero Le Van Kiem and businessperson Tran Cam Nhung have participated in supporting domestic and foreign charity programmes in Vietnam with donations totalling over VND1.2 trillion.

Sympathising with the difficulties that Long Thanh JSC and other companies across the country face amidst the complicated developments of COVID-19, Man expressed his hope that enterprises would try to overcome difficulties and continue to accompany the Party, the Government and the VFF in epidemic prevention and control.

Also on March 20, Hau A Lenh, VFF Vice President cum General Secretary, received over VND7.5 billion donated by relevant units, agencies and businesses to support the anti-epidemic fight.

On the same day, the Ho Chi Minh City Fatherland Front Committee launched a programme to call for support of the prevention and control efforts against COVID-19 and to assist local people suffering from the drought and saltwater intrusion in the South Central, Central Highlands and Mekong Delta regions. At the launch ceremony, the organisers received over VND70.1 billion from 98 organisations and individuals.

On Friday, the Hanoi Fatherland Front Committee received donations in support of the COVID-19 fight worth VND4 billion from 13 units, religious organisations, agencies, businesses, artists and philanthropists. By March 20, the Hanoi agency has received more than VND5.5 billion in support of the prevention and control of the epidemic.

In the afternoon of the same day, Da Nang International Terminal Investment and Operation Joint Stock Company donated VND1 billion to the city’s health sector in support of COVID-19 prevention and control in Da Nang. The company will also offer 100 protective clothing sets for the isolation camp in Hoa Vang District and will send volunteers to participate in the epidemic prevention work.

On March 21, Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union in Da Nang presented 100 sets of isolation protective suits, 20,000 chicken eggs, 200 bars of soap and 1,000 watermelons to two local concentrated isolation camps. The unit also sent 100 sets of medical protective clothing, 100 face masks, and 20,000 chicken eggs for local people in an isolated area in Son Tra district.

On March 20, the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam - Thanh Hoa province branch and Lam Son branch presented VND250 million to the Thanh Hoa province Fatherland Front. To date, the agency has received over VND1.7 billion in support of epidemic prevention.

Up until now, businesses, units and benefactors in Thai Nguyen province have donated VND15.5 billion to support efforts against the epidemic. The donation is used to buy respirators, dialysis machines, negative pressure rooms and other necessary medical equipment. Local enterprises have surveyed the disease prevention and control at Thai Nguyen Central Hospital in order to continue providing timely support.

On March 21, Deputy General Director of the Airports Corporation of Vietnam - JSC Nguyen Duc Hung and representatives of Noi Bai International Airport presented VND3 billion to the VFF to support the prevention and control of COVID-19.

Vietnam Dairy Products JSC (Vinamilk) has donated nutritional products worth VND1 billion to support nearly 1,000 health workers in Ho Chi Minh City to fight against COVID-19. Vinamilk will continue extend its support programme in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

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