Gamuda Land standing alongside Ho Chi Minh City

August 16, 2021 | 10:45
Through its connection with the Malaysian Business Chamber Vietnam, Gamuda Land in Ho Chi Minh City has donated 600 sets of bedding cushions for Field Hospital No. 8 and another 600 sets of medical protective gear for the city’s COVID-19 Resuscitation Centre in order to support frontline forces in preventing and fighting against the pandemic.
Gamuda Land standing alongside Ho Chi Minh City
Gamuda Land Ho Chi Minh City donated 600 sets of medical protective clothing for the city’s COVID-19 Resuscitation Centre to support frontliners in pandemic prevention

The activity is part of the GLCares programme, a series of practical corporate social responsibility activities that the leading township maker from Malaysia is implementing in Ho Chi Minh City during the current outbreak in Vietnam.

“In our perception, business development must be associated with community responsibility. GLCares is a programme implemented by Gamuda Land in all countries where our business is present,” said Angus Liew, general director of Gamuda Land Ho Chi Minh City. “In Vietnam, GLCares wishes to contribute a little of its strength to support people in difficulties and share the burden with local authorities during this stressful outbreak.”

Gamuda Land is working with Tan Phu People’s Committee, providing food and support to the people there. Part of the contribution has also been given to medical teams and volunteers who are working 24/7 in the more than 55 areas under quarantine.

Furthermore, Gamuda Land and its employees have mobilised donations to establish a zero-VND food bank, which provided a total of more than 27 tonnes of rice, 2,700 boxes of instant noodles, and 20 tonnes of vegetables, along with many other necessities and medical supplies to support security workers in Celadon City and the poor population of Tan Phu. The developer is also operating the Lovable Rice ATM in Ho Chi Minh City, contributing 1.5 tonnes of rice to the poor in cooperation with the Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs Association.

Gamuda Land standing alongside Ho Chi Minh City
Gamuda Land standing alongside Ho Chi Minh City
Gamuda Land standing alongside Ho Chi Minh City

Previously, Gamuda Land and its staff contributed more than $14,300 to the government’s vaccine fund. It is estimated that the total value of the GLCares programme has reached over $78,000 so far. A business representative said that these charitable activities of GLCares would continue to support the community until the pandemic is getting better.

In its business, Gamuda Land has also shown a high responsibility while implementing a series of strong protective and preventive measures to ensure the safety of residents in Celadon City in Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Phu district. The investor applies disinfection sprays twice a week for the entire residential area and internal premises; as well as locked-down parks and public amenities; installed hand sanitiser dispensers in lobbies and elevators; increased the frequency of cleaning; and strictly controls people coming in and out at the security checkpoints.

Gamuda Land is the property development arm of Gamuda Berhad, one of the leading engineering, construction, and infrastructure groups in Malaysia. With more than 25 years of experience in developing townships and integrated buildings, Gamuda Land has so far developed 12 townships and nine integrated high-rise buildings in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Australia, with total gross development value surpassing $5.5 billion.

Entering Vietnam in 2007, Gamuda Land is currently investing in two world-class townships, Gamuda City with a scale of 274 hectares in Hoang Mai district, Hanoi, and Celadon City with an area of 82ha in Tan Phu district of Ho Chi Minh City.

Gamuda Land is currently recognised as one of the top five best foreign real estate developers in Vietnam. In addition to being a high-roller in the real estate market, Gamuda Land Vietnam is also a prominent name in social and community responsibility activities.

By Anh Duc

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