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Vice chairman of the SCOV Nguyen Hoanh Nam (left) receives the donation from CEO of Copper Mountain Energy (right)
The Medical Supplies Handover Ceremony took place today (June 2) in the presence of Nguyen Hoanh Nam, vice chairman of the State Commission of Overseas Vietnamese (SCOV under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and former Vietnamese ambassador to South Korea Pham Tien Van who is currently the vice-president of the Vietnam-Republic of Korea Friendship Association, as well as Lee Jae Kook, Consul of the Embassy of South Korea in Vietnam, and representatives from Copper Mountain Energy (CME) and Hwaseung Vina (HSV).
Speaking at the ceremony, Bui Trung Kien, CEO of CME said, “Seeing the difficulties that South Korean citizens as well as the Vietnamese community living in South Korea are facing, as COVID-19 has the possibility of striking a second time, CME and HSV have joined forces to donate 25,000 face masks to the Vietnamese community in South Korea with the hope that everyone will stay safe during the hardships.”
In addition to this donation, the CEO of the firm specialising in renewable energy also shared that CME had previously donated 24,000 masks to the Vietnamese community in Japan. In the coming time, CME will co-ordinate with partners to provide practical support for communities and people in areas struggling with serious COVID-19 situation.
“This is a time when any support is crucial,” shared Choi Young Hoon, representative from the HSV executive board. “The COVID-19 pandemic knows no borders and does not discriminate among nations. To defeat it, we must co-operate and support one another.”
Focused on producing active footwear and components for sports shoes and sandals, HSV has created 26,500 jobs in Vietnam’s six major industrial hubs in Dong Nai, Kien Giang, and Vung Tau. HSV also invests in Vietnam’s healthcare industry and social security through practical social projects such as funding the installation of solar panels and water filtration systems, as well as granting scholarships at some elementary schools in Rach Gia district, Kien Giang province.
|Hwaseung Vina's assistant director Choi Young Hoon (right) presents the support package to the SCOV|
On behalf of the SCOV and the Vietnamese community in South Korea, Nguyen Hoanh Nam highly appreciated the support from the two enterprises. This donation shows the two companies’ great humane spirit and will be welcome support for Overseas Vietnamese in the peak period of COVID-19.
Nam also stressed that this hard time helps us be aware of the social responsibility and contributions by enterprises to the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.