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|AkzoNobel Cares: Adding colour and protection nationwide in Volunteer Green Summer Campaign|
AkzoNobel Vietnam is helping to colour and protect 50 repainting projects in Ho Chi Minh City as well as the southern, Highlands, and South Central provinces through the Volunteer Green Summer campaign, one of the partnership activities with Ho Chi Minh City-based Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, with 7,000 litres of exterior paints.
The constructions that were flagged for repainting show serious structural problems with cracks, peeling, and stains. Most of them are mossy and mouldy, such as the apartment building at 6 Nguyen Sieu Street (District 1), Youth Park (Long Truong ward, District 9), An Dinh Preschool (Phu Yen province), and La Piar commune preschool (Gia Lai province).
With outstanding covering capability, durability, and bright colours, Dulux paints not only helped protect those constructions against the harsh weather but also blew a new wind of inspiration through local communities. Also, painters are joining hands to create meaningful mural art, telling stories of environmental protection, a greener life, and sustainable development.
According to Pamela Phua, general director of AkzoNobel Paints Vietnam, one of AkzoNobel's top priorities is using colours to create inspiring living. In recent years, AkzoNobel regularly co-operates with local partners, including the Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union to implement campaigns to repair and repaint civil and public constructions. "Green Summer Volunteer is a meaningful campaign run by Vietnamese students – the next generation to shape the country’s future.
AkzoNobel is proud to support young people in this exciting summer. We believe that the renovated, repainted walls and streets which also carry viral messages will have a great impact on the awareness of the young people, local people, and visitors," said Phua.
Ngo Minh Hai, deputy secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Communist Youth Union, lauded AkzoNobel’s support for the City Youth Union in the past years in those meaningful projects.
"We always appreciate the efforts of AkzoNobel in carrying out community responsibilities as well as sustainable development in our country,” said Hai.
This campaign was implemented under AkzoNobel Cares, an initiative to promote sustainable development in communities around the world, of which ‘Let’s Colour’ project is a part. In the long term, AkzoNobel will continue co-ordinating with the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union on activities promoting green lifestyle such as propaganda on environmental protection, encouraging saving electricity, and protecting water resources.