HCMC – Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) on September 17 announced a grant of S$1 million to support Vietnam’s battle against the COVID-19 crisis.
The first tranche of funds will focus on providing critical medical equipment to hospitals in Binh Duong, one of the southern provinces most affected by the latest development of the pandemic in the country.
Sembcorp will provide one real-time RT-PCR system and 12 high-end BIPAP ventilators to the Binh Duong General Hospital and 65 patient monitors to the Becamex International Hospital.
The medical equipment is to be delivered in batches, starting with the first delivery on September 17 to enable hospitals to deploy them for critical patient care.
Wong Kim Yin, group president and CEO of Sembcorp Industries, said in a statement that Sembcorp has deep ties with the community in Vietnam through its local energy and urban solutions businesses.
“We stand in solidarity with the Vietnamese people as they face one of the toughest hurdles in the global fight against the pandemic. Every effort counts in saving human lives. We salute the dedication of the frontline workers and hope the situation will ease quickly,” said Wong Kim Yin.
Sembcorp has participated in Vietnam’s industrialization since 1996 through the
Vietnam Singapore Industrial Parks (VSIPs). Some 350,000 local jobs have been created in the 10 VSIPs in Vietnam’s southern, northern and central economic zones.