Organisations, firms join hands in fight against COVID-19

Sunday, 2020-03-22 21:08:13
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The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) presents a donation worth VND2 billion to the VFF Central Committee (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Organisations and businesses nationwide have provided financial assistance for Vietnam’s fight against the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) presented a donation worth VND3 billion (over US$128,500) to the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee on March 21.

To ease difficulties of businesses and airlines affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, the ACV had reduced service fees at 21 airports across the country.

On March 20, the VFF Central Committee received VND10 billion from the Long Thanh Golf Investment and Trading Joint Stock Company to support the COVID-19 combat.

The company also presented an additional VND10 billion to help people overcome losses caused by drought and saline intrusion in the southern region.

The same day, the State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) presented VND2 billion to the VFF Central Committee.

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCYU) of the SCIC previously joined hands with Vinh Phucprovince’s HCYU and Red Cross Society to hand over 3,000 face masks and 120 bottles of hand sanitiser to residents of Son Loi commune of the province’s BinhXuyen district.

The FrieslandCampina dairy products company offered VND1 billion in cash and commodities worth VND1 billion.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the Ministry of Construction presented VND300 million each to the VFF Central Committee to back the fight against the epidemic.

Meanwhile, the Vietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex) handed over VND3 billion to the Vietnam Fatherland Front of Hanoi to purchase medical equipment to serve the COVID-19 pandemic combat.