HCMC – Maybank Kim Eng Securities Limited is joining hands with the Saigon Times Group through the “Saigon Times – Great Circle” program to donate 700 gifts worth a total of VND280 million to Covid-19-affected residents in HCMC.
Representatives of the company and Saigon Times on November 7 handed over 400 gifts to poor people in HCMC’s districts Binh Chanh, 8, Binh Tan and Tan Binh. This week, the remaining 300 gifts will go to the needy in Tan Phu and Can Gio districts and Thu Duc City.
Each gift is worth VND400,000, and comprises rice and other necessities.
Nhat Tin Logistics provides transport sponsorship for the “Saigon Times – Great Circle” program this time around.
Pham Huu Chuong, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Saigon Times Group, said the “Saigon Times – Great Circle” program was launched in early 2020 to support people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Following the program’s success last year, the Saigon Times Group continued the program this year with the theme, “Join hands to fight the Covid-19 pandemic”.
The program receives donations from organizations and individuals and distributes them to the needy in HCMC and other provinces.
“We hope these small gifts will help ease the difficulties faced by poor people when HCMC has entered into a new normal. We will continue to implement the program in the coming time and we hope that more enterprises will join us in this program,” he said.
Kim Thien Quang, Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Kim Eng Securities, said, “Saigon Times – Great Circle is a very meaningful program. We are very happy to participate in the program and deliver gifts to people affected by Covid-19. We expect that the program will be expanded and more gifts will be donated to underprivileged people in the coming time.”
According to Truong Thi Huong, vice chairwoman of Hung Long Commune, Binh Chanh District, the commune is home to over 240 poor and 48 near-poor households.
The commune has provided relief aid to over 7,100 needy people at the height of the fourth wave of infections. However, more than 16,800 people have still not received support from the third relief package.
“To take care of its residents, the commune has got assistance from the city and many businesses. We hope that the commune will receive more support in the near future so that we can help disadvantaged people and poor and near-poor households,” she said.
Donations for the “Saigon Times – Great Circle” program can be sent to:
Tap chi Kinh te Sai Gon
Bank account number: 1007 1485 1003318
The Vietnam Export Import Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Eximbank) – Hoa Binh Branch – HCMC
Transaction content: Name – UnghoSaigon Times – NVTL – Donghanhchongdich
Enterprises and readers who want to donate gifts can contact Huynh Huong at 0913118711 or Huy Han at 0902696617.