SCB Vietnam and Korea help locals’ access to clean water

March 22, 2012 | 09:51
On the celebration of World Water Day today, Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank Korea, partnering with Korea Food for the Hungry International (KFHI) will sponsor and supervise a well-drilling project in northern Vinh Phuc province for three months.

The banks aim to improve the locals’ access to clean water and prevent them from losing their sight due to poor water sanitisation through this project.

Donations are funded from the Banks’ staffs and matched by the banks at country level. With efforts to simultaneously raise awareness on World Water Day and live up to “Seeing is Believing” commitment, Standard Chartered Vietnam and Korea believe that the project can make a significant difference in local people’s lives by ensuring that they are not denied of clean water.

Standard Chartered Korea committed to raise $1million as part of the Seeing is Believing programme. These funds raised will be channelled towards a twinning project that will be undertaken in Vietnam. With the vast potential that Vietnam has to offer, the social, economic and cultural ties between Korea and Vietnam have been on the rise. This is the reason and a great opportunity for the banks to make a conscious effort to work together to be “Here for good”.

Also on March 30 and 31, Standard Chartered Bank Vietnam will join in the celebration for Earth Hour to raise awareness among staffs and their families on electricity and energy saving. The bank also wants to promote a "living green" lifestyle in line with its environment initiatives.

By Song Ngoc

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