TCC Group contributes $1 million to Vietnam COVID-19 Vaccine Fund

June 25, 2021 | 12:20
Responding to the appeal of the Vietnamese government, TCC Group from Thailand, in coordination with the Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation, has contributed $1 million to the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines.
TCC Group contributes $1 million to Vietnam COVID-19 Vaccine Fund
President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Do Van Chien receives the donation from Tran Kim Nga, representative of TCC Group on June 24 in Hanoi

Accordingly, TCC Group contributes VND11.5 billion($500,000) to the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund via the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee to join hands with the Vietnamese government to offer free vaccination to the people in a bid to bring life back to normal and promote economic recovery.

For the remaining amount, the group will support approximately 80,000 people who are the employees of the group’s subsidiaries and their families in Vietnam, in getting vaccinated, when it is allowed.

Speaking at the ceremony to hand over the money to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Tran Kim Nga, the representative of TCC Group, appreciates the Vietnamese government’s success in containing COVID-19 pandemic to help Vietnam secure one of the highest GDP growth rates in the world in 2020.

“Given the government’s initiative to establish the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund and the unanimity of businesses and the people, we believe that Vietnam will soon obtain the community immunity target, defeating the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing high-speed economic recovery,” Nga said.

TCC Group contributes $1 million to Vietnam COVID-19 Vaccine Fund
TCC Group will support approximately 80,000 people, who are the employees of the group’s subsidiaries and their families in Vietnam, in getting vaccinated, when it is allowed

At the event, president of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Do Van Chien expressed his great appreciation for the contribution of TCC Group, joining hands with the Vietnamese government in the battle against COVID-19.

The president emphasised that the valuable contributions of businesses have played an important role in helping Vietnam to succeed in the fight against the pandemic.

“Vietnam's opportunity to access vaccines is feasible and achievable in the near future so that all Vietnamese people can get free vaccination. From the money received, we will allocate openly, transparently, and for the right purposes,” Chien said.

As one of Thailand’s largest investors in Vietnam, TCC Group has been operating in the country over the past 30 years, with total investment capital amounting to $6 billion through its subsidiaries...

As one of Thailand’s largest investors in Vietnam, TCC Group has been operating in the country over the past 30 years, with total investment capital amounting to $6 billion through its subsidiaries, including SABECO, MM Mega Market (Vietnam) Co., Ltd., Phu Thai Group, JV at Melia Hotel in Hanoi, and JV at Me Linh Point Tower in Ho Chi Minh City, among others.

The group has so far created jobs for some 20,000 Vietnamese people directly and indirectly.

“Ensuring safety and employment for labourers during COVID-19 is one of the first priorities of all the subsidiaries of TCC Group in Vietnam. Therefore, we are happy to contribute our part to the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund of the government, hoping that all the staff members of the group will be vaccinated in order to reach the “double” goal: preventing the pandemic and developing the group’s business, contributing to the common growth of the Vietnamese economy,” Nga added.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Vietnam, all the subsidiaries of TCC Group have actively participated in related corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities. SABECO has supplied 2.5 tonnes of rice, 572,000 bottles of pure water and other drinks, and 40,500 sanitiser bottles to over 20,000 medical workers and people in quarantine areas in Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Hanoi, Binh Duong, Khanh Hoa, Tien Giang, and Ben Tre.

Meanwhile, MM Mega Market Vietnam (MM) has supported the consumption of agricultural products for farmers in localities badly impacted by the pandemic such as Bac Giang, Hai Duong and Son La in an attempt to stabilise people’s life and production against the impact of the epidemic.

In the context of the fourth attack of COVID-19, MM has assisted Bac Giang in consuming 700 tonnes of farm produce, opened “Zero dong market” with hundreds of packages of foods and necessaries as gifts for workers in industrial parks in Bac Giang province. In addition, all employees from MM departments through the Trade Union have contributed VND100 million ($4,350) to the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund.

In addition, Phu Thai Group has also donated nearly VND3 billion ($130,430), including more than VND2 billion ($86,960) during the fourth outbreak of the pandemic, VND1 billion ($43,480) to the vaccine fund of Hanoi, money, food, and medical equipment to quarantine areas in Hanoi, and nearly VND1 billion to pandemic-hit communes in Bac Giang and Bac Ninh.

Taking part in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, Me Linh Point Tower JSC has donated 20 infrared thermometers worth over VND1 billion that can take body temperature accurately from afar to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City.

Along with CSR programmes, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the group’s subsidiaries have also strictly complied with the pandemic prevention measures at their factories and offices to protect employees’ health and at the same time ensure stable production and efficient business as planned. Considering complicated developments of COVID-19, the subsidiaries have disinfected their workplaces and asked all employees to wear a face mask, sanitise their hands and take their temperature before entering their workplaces.

By Anh Duc

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