The coronavirus pandemic has been brought under control in Vietnam with no new local transmissions reported for over two months, and the success is attributed to many stakeholders, especially the Government’s stringent control, efforts by the medical sector as frontliners, and border guards tightening immigration control among others. In such a fight, contributions from the business circle have also played a vital part, and Nam Long Group is one among active supporters.
The “Overcome Covid-19 with Nam Long Group” program was launched amid the coronavirus pandemic by Nam Long Group as part of its social corporate responsibility (CSR) initiatives showing its care to the community. The program, with the total sponsorship of over VND5 billion, has accompanied Covid-19 frontliners and disadvantaged residents nationwide to surmount difficulties triggered by the global health crisis since August.
The second wave of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, posed high risks to HCMC, where some nine million people live and work. It was medical frontliners who had to face the most difficulty due to numerous challenges and dangers during the process of taking samples for Covid-19 testing and quarantining Covid-19-infected or suspected cases.
With a desire to share such difficulties with medical frontliners, Nam Long Group donated face masks and hand sanitizers worth VND1.1 billion to a number of hospitals and healthcare centers in the city, contributing to protecting doctors and medical workers in the combat against the pandemic.
Unlike medical workers who directly cope with the disease, border guard forces play another important role in the fight against Covid-19. They have been working day and night to prevent illegal entry into the country to avoid the potential spread of the coronavirus.
To show gratitude to their great sacrifices to bring the Vietnamese people security and peace, and to motivate them in the combat against the disease, Nam Long Group joined hands with the Vietnam Central Youth Union to implement the “Share love-Join hands to overcome the pandemic” program worth VND2.5 billion for border guards in many provinces.
Through the program, the border guards of Hoang Su District of the northern province of Ha Giang who protect the borderline with China were donated necessities and various items such as lights, water tanks and foldaway beds.
In addition, in the Vietnamese and Lao border areas, the donor gifted blankets, rice, instant noodles and canned fish to two checkpoints in Quang Tri Province.
Also, the program reached out to Quang Nam Province, spreading kindness to the border guard forces in the province by donating face masks, power generators, television sets and corrugated iron sheets.
Many border guards in the Vietnamese and Cambodian border areas in the Mekong Delta province of Long An and the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, meanwhile, also benefited from the program. Necessities were delivered to the two provinces’ border guard forces by Nam Long Group.
Caring for company’s “silent heroes”
Apart from its timely support for Covid-19 frontliners, Nam Long Group also showed its care to silent heroes who work at residential projects developed by the company. They are janitors and security workers and guards who are exposed to multiple risks every day to keep the environment clean and green, and keep thousands of households in such residential quarters secure and safe.
As such, Nam Long Group has paid special attention to their health, spending VND500 million supporting the workers who are working at the group’s 20 residential area projects in HCMC, Long An and Binh Duong provinces with food from August until late 2020.
With the motto “No one left behind,” Nam Long Group has called on its employees to raise money for charitable purposes. As many as 79 scholarships worth VND395 million raised from its executives and employees were awarded to students whose families were hit hard by Covid-19 in Quang Nam Province and Danang City.
In addition, Nam Long Group’s employees have recently raised over VND222 million to support many residents of the central region of Vietnam, which has been damaged heavily by the recent storms and floods, helping to ease the financial burden and relieve the pain and losses suffered by the unfortunate locals.