25,000 medical masks presented to overseas Vietnamese in ROK

Tuesday, 2020-06-02 12:36:17
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Vice Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, Nguyen Hoanh Nam (left), receiving the token of 25,000 medical face masks presented by General Director of CME Energy Company Bui Trung Kien.
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NDO – The State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese (SCOV) on June 2 received 25,000 medical face masks as a gift from the Copper Mountain Energy (CME) and Hwaseung Vina LLC (HSV) to present to Vietnamese expatriates in the Republic of Korea (RoK) to assist them in the fight against COVID-19.

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As a practical and meaningful support activity, the donation also shows the concern of the Vietnamese Government, as well as of both Korean and domestic businesses for the Vietnamese community in the ROK, while demonstrating the friendship between the two peoples.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, Nguyen Hoanh Nam, Ambassador-Vice Chairman of the SCOV, highly appreciated the gift from CME and HSV, saying that this donation shows the two companies’ great kindness and is a meaningful gesture to overseas Vietnamese in this peak period of COVID-19.

“This difficult time helps us to be aware of the social responsibility, the contribution needed from enterprises in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, which can be seen in their donations to the Party, State and people, including overseas Vietnamese. This reaffirms that overseas Vietnamese are an indispensable part of our country,” Nam stated.

Following the call of Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, as well as the programme on "Mobilising all people to support the fight against COVID-19” called by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and launched by the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) last March, overseas Vietnamese around the world have made donations with a total amount of more than VND34 billion, along with many gifts and medical supplies for the fight against COVID-19 in Vietnam, the diplomat added, adding that the overseas Vietnamese community in the ROK has donated over VND160 million VND to the VFF.

Vice Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, Nguyen Hoanh Nam speaks at the ceremony.

In addition, many companies, organisations and individuals have made donations to the overseas Vietnamese in many other countries such as the UK, France, Russia and the US, proving the solidarity and close relationship between Vietnamese people at home and abroad, as well as the great kindness of many people in the current fight against the pandemic, Nam affirmed.

Bui Trung Kien, CME Chief President, said that seeing the difficulties that both Korean and Vietnamese communities in the ROK are facing amidst COVID-19, as enterprises operating in renewable energy industry working toward sustainable growth, CME and HSV have joined forces to donate 25,000 face masks to the Vietnamese expatriates in the ROK with the hope that everyone will remain safe during this difficult time.

A Hwaseung Vina LLC representative (R) presents medical masks to overseas Vietnamese in the Republic of Korea.

A representative from HSV’s Executive Board shared that this is a time in which every piece of support is crucial to defeating COVID-19. After more than 17 years operating in Vietnam, in addition to focusing on its main industry producing active footwear and components, which has created jobs for more than 26,000 employees in six large industrial parks in the provinces of Dong Nai, Kien Giang and Ba Ria - Vung Tau, HSV has also invested in other important areas such as energy, agriculture, healthcare and social security in Vietnam through practical social projects, such as funding the installation of solar panels and water filtration systems, as well as giving scholarships at some elementary schools in Rach Gia District, Kien Giang Province.

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