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Indochina Capital and Wink Hotels: Supporting the fight against Covid-19 from the ground up
The Saigon Times
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Indochina Capital and Wink Hotels: Supporting the fight against Covid-19 from the ground up

The Saigon Times

Representatives of the Saigon Times Group, donors, and the Border Guard of Gia Lai Province pose for a group photo at the donation handover ceremony held on September 11 in Gia Lai – PHOTO: NHU PHU

Indochina Capital and Wink Hotels contribute to the fight against Covid-19 in Vietnam with donations to those on the frontlines and support to small businesses and local communities.

A second wave of coronavirus infections challenged Vietnam’s resilience against the Covid-19 pandemic. As recognized globally, the nation has once again succeeded in bringing the virus under control and is now expected to be among the world’s fastest growing economies in 2020.

Like the rest of the world, Vietnam was hit hard by the outbreak, causing a slowdown in economic activities, a downturn of the stock market, and plummeting income for tourism-related industries. Despite the deceleration and risks posed by the pandemic, local enterprises have rolled up their sleeves to jointly contribute to the fight against Covid-19 in Vietnam. In response to the Government’s call for action, Indochina Capital and Wink Hotels joined the Saigon Times in their “Great Circle” program to support the people on the frontlines in the fight against Covid-19. On September 10, Indochina Capital and Wink Hotels, along with other donors, brought over 10,000 face masks, 400 bottles of hand sanitizer, 50 boxes of noodles and 200 boxes of cakes to border guard forces in Dak Lak Province. The next day 20,000 face masks, 400 bottles of hand sanitizer, 200 boxes of cake were delivered to soldiers at 34 checkpoints in Gia Lai Province. On the same day, 10,000 face masks, 400 bottles of hand sanitizer, 200 boxes of cake and 50 boxes of noodles were brought to 400 soldiers at the 66 checkpoints of Kon Tum Province.

“We are proud to support the border commands of Daklak, Gia Lai and Kon Tum provinces in the fight against Covid-19. We hope our contribution will help these fearless people on the frontlines as they protect our community,” said Peter Ryder, CEO of Indochina Capital.

The companies also gave out face masks to local partners, including contractors and construction workers who were engaged to build several Wink Hotel projects across Vietnam. “We ensure that our partners and businesses are provided with safe working conditions – we have strict mask, temperature check and sanitization policies at all our construction sites.”

“Despite having to push back the launch of our first Wink Hotel at 75 Nguyen Binh Khiem Street, District 1, HCMC due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we strongly believe that thanks to the hard work of the border commands and military forces, the determination of Vietnamese medical experts and the timely measures taken by the Government have and will continue to put Vietnam in the best position for recovery relative to the majority of other nations around the globe,” Peter Ryder added.

The Wink Hotels team also took a step further by donating blood to the HCMC Humanitarian Blood Donation Center with the Saigon Times on October 17, 2020 as blood supplies have run low amid the pandemic. Additionally, all tenants in the office building that houses the Wink Hotels headquarters were given Wink Hotels masks. With these small, but hopefully impactful actions, Indochina Capital and Wink Hotels hope to help companies and communities by enabling them with tools to operate in the safest manner possible.

The Wink Hotels team donated blood to the HCMC Humanitarian Blood Donation Center with the Saigon Times on October 17, 2020

“Investing in Vietnam’s future in a socially beneficial manner has been one of Indochina Capital’s main objectives in the 20-plus years since our inception. As corporate citizens of Vietnam, we always strive to support Vietnam and our partners in the industry. These short-term sacrifices will ensure long-term success for Vietnam’s economy. We will to come out stronger after the crisis together.”

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