Nam Long Group sets up rice ATMs to support Long An amidst COVID-19

21:00 | 04/08/2020
Early this month, Nam Long Group donated and brought into operation a rice ATM system with over 70 tonnes of rice for 13 communes across the districts of Ben Luc, Thu Thua, and Tan Tru in the Mekong Delta province of Long An.

This reflects Nam Long’s strenuous efforts to share the difficulties and create additional resources both materially and spiritually to support households in need to deal with the adversities of the pandemic and to relieve social burdens and build a healthy and prosperous community.

nam long group sets up rice atms to support long an amidst covid 19
The rice ATM system of Nam Long actively serves Long An residents

Sharing about the motivation and commitment behind the project, Duong Tan Vinh, director of Legal and Project Development of Nam Long Investment JSC said, “Economy, society, and the environment are three core factors for sustainable business development. In the past couple of years, Nam Long has paid due regard to balancing these three factors not only to achieve our business targets but also to foster national development, particularly at the localities where we operate, through initiating meaningful and practical programmes.”

nam long group sets up rice atms to support long an amidst covid 19
Local staff instructing people in filling out the documents to receive rice from the ATMs

In the first half of this year, Long An has incurred harsh consequences due to the diverse implications of COVID-19. Along with this, more than 4,840 people found themselves temporarily or permanently out of a job due to the pandemic.

In this situation, two rice ATMs have been brought into test use by the local government to support local residents in Ben Luc district, yet still failing to keep up with the huge practical demand.

Responding to the call from the local government, Nam Long Group has supported a system of 13 rice ATMs with more than 70 tonnes of rice. The rice will be distributed to communes across Ben Luc, Tan Tru, and Thu Thua districts.

Nam Long's rice ATM system not only helps meet people’s demand for daily essentials but is also encouragement for other businesses inside and outside the province to support Long An's residents in overcoming this difficult time.

nam long group sets up rice atms to support long an amidst covid 19
Nam Long's rice ATMs are tremendous help for households in need

Nguyen Van Duoc, Vice Secretary of Long An Party Committee said, “Most people in Long An are suffering from the impacts of COVID-19. Nam Long’s project is very meaningful in supporting people in three relevant districts and helping to stabilise social wellbeing in the area. In the forthcoming time, we hope Nam Long Group will launch more similarly meaningful activities to support local people have a more decent life.”

Nam Long is one of the businesses pioneering community development via meaningful projects and activities.

Nam Long is one of the businesses pioneering community development via meaningful projects and activities.

Some of its eminent projects include the group’s social housing programme EhomeS to benefit low-income people or the annual scholarship programme Swing for Dreams to support needy students at Ho Chi Minh City-based universities. The group has also been actively handling other philanthropic activities such as donating gratitude houses to families in need or presenting gifts for children in remote and rural areas.

Nam Long Group has a track record of nearly 30 years in real estate development with a hand in urban development, housing development, commercial real estate investment trading, and investment services management.

By Dinh Thuy

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