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|SK Vietnam presenting the SARS-CoV2 diagnosis test kits to Hanoi authorities|
The donated test kits were produced by Seegene Inc., a leading manufacturer of SARS-CoV2 test kits in Korea, and have been confirmed by the Vietnam National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology to be highly sensitive and accurate, and is allowed to be used for testing for SARS-CoV2 virus in Vietnam.
Speaking at the hand-over ceremony, Tran Thi Nhi Ha, deputy director of the Hanoi Department of Health said, “We highly appreciate the donation which demonstrates SK’s social responsibility in Hanoi and Vietnam. This is an extremely valuable and practical support that helps us conduct more tests in the community. We would like to express our gratitude to SK Group and hope that the company will continue to accompany Hanoi in the efforts to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic as well as other activities.”
In response, Koh Jong Hwan, Hanoi representative of SK Vietnam, said, “We highly appreciate the effective efforts and timely actions of the Vietnamese government and the Hanoi administration in controlling the COVID-19 epidemic in the past months. As a corporate citizen of Hanoi, we are glad to make a small contribution to these efforts. SK Vietnam commits to accompanying the Vietnamese government and Hanoi in the activities to control the epidemic for the sustainable development and prosperity of Hanoi as well as Vietnam.”
SK Group operates in the fields of oil and gas, telecommunications, semi-conductors, pharmaceuticals, and other industries. It has a presence in more than 40 countries and territories. In 2019 SK Group invested $1 billion to buy 6.1 per cent of Vingroup. Earlier in 2018, the group spent $470 million to acquire 9.5 per cent equity of Masan Group Corporation and became the largest foreign shareholder of this company. In addition, SK Group recently granted a non-refundable fund of $30 million to support the development of the National Innovation Center (NIC) in Vietnam.