INSEE intensifies support for Kien Giang province

April 13, 2020 | 09:00
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INSEE Vietnam last week offered a further VND500 million ($21,740) to support coronavirus prevention and help people suffering from severe drought and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang.
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INSEE Extra Durable cement has been provided for homes in affected areas

The leading cement group has gifted a total of VND2 billion ($87,000) to accompany people in the fight against salinity, drought, and COVID-19.

While the entire country has been united in overcoming the coronavirus situation, the complicated developments of drought and salinity in Mekong Delta provinces continues to seriously affect production and people’s lives in general.

As a long-term foreign investor in Vietnam, INSEE has put sustainable development at the top of its core values, leading all activities and responsibilities.

In response to the call from the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee of Kien Giang, INSEE contributed together with the entire population of Vthe country, and Kien Giang in particular, to participate in the fight against COVID-19 as well as salinity and drought by donating to the value of VND500 million.

INSEE has offered VND250 million ($10,870) to Kien Giang Relief Committee, as well as donated face masks and hand sanitisers to the value of VND150 million ($6,500). In addition, the group has provided 1,000 bags of INSEE Extra Durable cement to support anti-saline construction projects and houses in the province.

Bruno Fux, Sustainable Development director of INSEE Ecocycle said, “Not only healthcare workers but also government officers are working hard to control the situation. Therefore, INSEE is lending a helping hand to those who are on the frontlines. I am convinced that with the united effort of everyone and the determination of the government, together we will weather this storm.”

Previously, INSEE also made timely contributions to communities affected by drought and salinity by accompanying local authorities to implement a project bringing fresh water to the Mekong Delta with a total value of VND1.5 billion ($65,200). Around a third of that has gone towards buying water tanks to help provincial residents and building a pipeline to supply clean water to poor households in Kien Luong district.

Furthermore, 500 tonnes of INSEE Extra Durable cement has gone to support the building of anti-saline intrusion constructions and homes in impacted areas.

INSEE hopes that these efforts will contribute to supporting the population of Vietnam and the Mekong Delta in particular to fight against salinity, drought, and the coronavirus pandemic.

INSEE Vietnam is a member of Siam City Cement Pcl., one of the market leaders in the construction materials industry in the region. The company has more than 1,000 employees working across five different cement production sites and headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City.

Since 1994, INSEE Vietnam has been one of the leading cement and drymix producers, and waste management companies. The group’s sustainable products have been used in iconic buildings and infrastructure projects, as well as countless housing and commercial developments across the south of the country.

By Phuong Thu

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