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This is the third time that Doosan Vina receives the award. In 2011, the company received the CSR award from the Ministry of Planning and Investment and in 2014 was selected by South Korea’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Industry.
Speaking at the awards ceremony organised on November 30, Yeon In Jung, senior vice president of Doosan Heavy Industries and CEO of Doosan Vina, said that the company was recognised for its extensive CSR efforts that focus on building healthy communities through charity programmes. Over the last eight years, Doosan Vina has invested $5.6 million to help its neighbours through various CSR initiatives.
Notably, in healthcare, Doosan Vina cooperated with Chung Ang University (CAU) Hospital to examine and provided medicine for over 16,000 patients in the central province of Quang Ngai. They performed 110 surgeries on children from needy families and the elderly, 22 difficult cases of which required emergency air-transport to Korea for specialised care. In addition, Doosan Vina handed out 2.6 million doses of multi-vitamin for children and presented 30 pieces of physiotherapy equipment worth more than $150,000 to hospitals in Quang Ngai.
Furthermore, the company coordinated with CAU to bring Korean doctors to Vietnam to share medical procedures with doctors at Quang Nam Central General Hospital and Quang Ngai General Hospital. Also in healthcare, they donated an approximately $1 million desalination plant to the province, so that residents of An Binh Island would have a reliable, safe and clean supply of drinking water.
Meanwhile, in education, Doosan Vina presented 1,078 scholarships worth $282,000 to Vietnamese university students. It also signed agreements to share expertise and work with Vietnamese companies to upgrade the domestic mechanical sector and will provide employment for number of graduates from 17 universities and colleges. Besides, the company repaired, upgraded, and donated school supplies to local elementary schools and conducted numerous training programmes for preschool and elementary children.
Regarding housing, 27 houses in neighbouring communities were built, upgraded, and renovated.
Doosan Vina is known as a high-tech industrial complex in Dung Quat Economic Zone. Products with the label “Made in Vietnam” manufactured by Doosan Vina now appear in 28 countries and territories around the world.
First held in 2011, the CSR Awards have become an annual highlight event honouring Korean enterprises which are highly efficient and make positive contributions to the Vietnamese society and labour force, thereby enhancing the development of bilateral relation between the two countries.