SABIC supports Vietnamese communities with long-term access to safe drinking

October 29, 2021 | 16:52
SABIC, a global leader in diversified chemicals, has just donated VND422 million ($18,350), towards water filtration systems in 13 schools, ensuring access to safe drinking water for over 7,300 people.
SABIC supports Vietnamese communities with long-term access to safe drinking
Water filtration system donation ceremony in Nghe An province with funding from SABIC

This donation supports school communities in the northcentral province of Nghe An who have been lacking clean drinking water.

The need for better clean water infrastructure is one of Vietnam’s ongoing priorities amidst the scarcity of safe drinking water. Although the country has made rapid progress in improving water supplies, some remote communities still lack access to clean water, contributing towards water-borne diseases, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

SABIC’s contribution is aligned with the country’s focus on strengthening the management of clean water production, ensuring safe and uninterrupted water supply.

SABIC has had a long standing commitment in supporting communities in Vietnam, closely aligned with the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in ensuring inclusive education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

In collaboration with the Vietnam Red Cross, SABIC’s initiative helps to improve overall hygiene and access to clean water for these schools.

“Clean water accessibility remains a critical issue, with many still lacking a supply of safe drinking water,” shared Nguyen Luong Hong, chairman of Vietnam Red Cross, Nghe An province branch. “Natural disasters put further stress on communities with limited infrastructure, contributing towards a heightened risk of disease outbreaks and sickness. Water filtration systems are vital in ensuring the safety of drinking water to the locals through the collaboration with SABIC.”

SABIC has had a long standing commitment in supporting communities in Vietnam, closely aligned with the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in ensuring inclusive education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Earlier this year, SABIC collaborated with the Saigon Children's Society, with a donation of 40 bicycles to needy children in the Tay Ninh and Dong Nai provinces. These bicycles facilitated access to secondary schools that are situated remotely in towns.

Vu Thi Bich Ngoc, general director of SABIC Vietnam said, “All children have equal opportunities to education, as well as clean water and basic sanitation. We are delighted to work alongside schools, like-minded non-profit organisations, and communities on programmes that have a lasting impact. We will continue to work closely with our customers and communities in the region to drive positive change and help shape a brighter tomorrow.”

Deeply rooted in the Asia-Pacific region, SABIC has supported COVID-19 relief efforts since the start of the pandemic, with a focus on providing essential medical supplies and food packages, impacting over 656,750 people across nine countries.

By Anh Duc

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