Dow Vietnam donates necessary medical supplies to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Dong Nai General Hospital
- Supporting the frontline hospitals to prevent and fight against pandemic, helping community health resilience
- Joining hands with the country efforts to prevent and control Covid-19
Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, June 01, 2020, Dow Chemical Vietnam LLC (Dow Vietnam) donated the necessary medical supplies to the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases, including: 1,000 pieces of 3M medical masks and 60 four-liter cans of hand sanitizers, which are worth over VND 100 million. This grant project was implemented by the Project Office of the Resources Exchange International Organization (REI) in Vietnam through the connection of the People's Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) with Dow Vietnam. This is a meaningful program, with the desire to support the frontline hospitals to prevent and fight against Covid-19, helping the community health resilience and to join hands with the whole country efforts to effectively prevent and control Covid-19.
Next, on Friday, June 05, 2020, Dow Vietnam and REI will continue the program to donate necessary medical supplies including: 300 sets of medical protective gear (one medical cap, surgical coverall, gloves, surgical mask, safety glasses, and medical shoe cover) and 550 pieces of 3M medical masks with a total value of more than VND 90 million to Dong Nai General Hospital.
Mr. Ekkasit Lakkananithiphan, General Director of Dow Vietnam said, “Dow has been to Vietnam since 1995. Our vision is to become a key partner of the country’s economic growth by providing Dow’s new innovative, green and environment-friendly technologies and a caring member of the Vietnamese community for the long term to improve the well-being of community in a sustainable way. We expect that the donation of personal protective equipment will help Vietnam successfully contain Covid-19.”
Dr. Le Van Dung – Vice President of the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases said, "The National Hospital for Tropical Diseases would like to thank the encouragement, joint efforts of charity and medical supplies support of Dow Vietnam and REI organization.”
Ms. Tran Phuong Lien, the Head of Project of International Resources Exchange (REI) in Vietnam said, "REI organization is pleased to partner with Dow Vietnam to implement this meaningful charity program. We would also like to express our sincere thanks to leaders of PACCOM, the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases and Dong Nai General Hospital for their support and favorable conditions for the smooth implementation of the program. Taking this opportunity, we expect that REI will become a reliable partner in the long-term medical charity programs in Vietnam.”
In addition, Dow Vietnam Team is also looking for ways to continue supporting their colleagues, neighbors and nations in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and easing the negative impacts as follows:
- Dow Vietnam - Dong Nai Coating Materials Plant took an initiative of “Charity Fund” to help the community mitigate the corona virus crisis: Dow Vietnam employees provided in-kind donations such as consuming goods, products and supplies to sell at the charity market of the plant. The fund collected from the selling goods is more than 18 million VND that will be used to buy rice and essential commodities. As a result, Dong Nai plant handed 120 parcels of gift over to the local Trade Union to aid the laid-off workers struggling to feed their families.
- Workplace Giving Campaign: each Dow employee is encouraged to personally donate and contribute to COVID-19 relief efforts. In response, Dow Corporate launched a match program to double employee donations up to $150,000 to support local and global immediate relief and long-term resiliency efforts.
In 2019, Dow Vietnam has implemented a diversity of programs in order to maximize community, environmental and economic values for better people’s lives. In particular, these initiatives include the first asphalt road using recycled plastics in Vietnam; Beach clean-up activity in Vung Tau Beach with the participation of more than 450 people. The activity motivated the participants, their families and friends as well as the community in protecting the environment, sorting out waste at source and keeping the plastics waste out of the environment. In addition, Dow Vietnam also implemented “Dow Vietnam STEM Education Program”, “Building the Workforce of Tomorrow” and Donation to Vinh Thanh 2 Primary School in Nhon Trach, Dong Nai./.
About Dow Vietnam:
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care. Dow operates 109 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 36,500 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $43 billion in 2019. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.
Dow has been present in Vietnam since 1995. The Company today gathers around 110 employees at 03 main locations, including 01 manufacturing site in Dong Nai Province, serving customers in the consumer care, infrastructure and packaging industries. Dow is a partner in Vietnam’s economic growth by adding more value to the country’s advanced manufacturing industries, providing more innovative and sustainable solutions to help Vietnam address the challenges and a caring member of the Vietnamese community. For more information, please visit vn.dow.com
About Resource Exchange International (REI)
REI has been to Vietnam since 1993 in the fields of health, education and agriculture with its headquarters located in Colorado, USA. REI's mission - " Building people to build a nation " - is not only a banner, but also the commitment of the board of leaders, staff and volunteer experts of REI-Vietnam. Running in accordance with the above mission, REI has made many contributions to heath and education sectors in Vietnam, which has been recognized by many state agencies and partners through many medals and certificates of merit awarded by Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, Mr. Le Thanh Hai, in May 2005; Minister of Health, Prof. Nguyen Quoc Trieu, in August 2007; The Committee for Foreign Non-governmental Organization Affairs awarded the certificate of merit "For the positive contribution to poverty reduction and sustainable development of Vietnam in the period of 2014-2018" on December 10, 2019; and many other certificates of merit. For more information, please visit www.resourceexchangeinternational.com