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SGT, Maybank Kim Eng deliver relief to Covid-hit people in HCMC

By Thanh Dieu – Phung My

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HCMC – The Saigon Times Group and Maybank Kim Eng Securities Limited on November 9 presented 300 gifts to poor households in HCMC’s Can Gio and Tan Phu districts and Thu Duc City through the “Saigon Times – Great Circle” program.

Two days ealier, the “Saigon Times – Great Circle” program delivered 400 gifts to needy people in HCMC’s districts Binh Chanh, 8, Binh Tan and Tan Binh, taking the total number of gifts provided by Maybank Kim Eng Securities to 700.

Each gift is worth VND400,000, so the total funding for 700 gifts is VND280 million. Each relief bag comprises rice and other necessities.

Nhat Tin Logistics provided transport sponsorship for the program this time around.

Nguyen Bao Toan (L), agency manager at Maybank Kim Eng, and Tran Minh Hung (2nd L), Editor-in-Chief of the Saigon Times Group, hand over the relief aid to representatives of Can Gio District – PHOTO: THUY TRANG

Nguyen Bao Toan, agency manager at Maybank Kim Eng Securities, said, “Our company is happy to lend a helping hand to the ‘Saigon Times – Great Circle’ program initiated by the Saigon Times Group to support people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Maybank Kim Eng Securities has launched a “Trade & Give – Stay Strong Saigon” fundraising campaign to support Covid-19 response activities in the city.

Local residents in Thu Duc City receive gifts from Maybank Kim Eng and the “Saigon Times – Great Circle” program – PHOTO: NHU HUYNH

According to Nguyen Chung Phuoc, chairman of the Red Cross Society of Can Gio District, many local residents have lost their livelihoods due to stringent social distancing measures during the fourth Covid-19 wave and are facing many difficulties.

Nguyen Truong Ngoc Mai, chairwoman of the Red Cross Society of Hiep Binh Chanh Ward, Thu Duc City, said, “There are still many people that need help. Many thanks to the donor and the Saigon Times Group for supporting local residents in the ward, especially in HCMC.”

The Saigon Times Group launched the “Saigon Times – Great Circle” program in early 2020 to support Covid-hit people. The program receives donations from organizations and individuals and distributes them to the needy in HCMC and other provinces.

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”.

Nguyen Tien Giang (L), representative of the Saigon Times Group, and Phan Thao Lam (C), manager for Online Services at Maybank Kim Eng Securities, present the gifts to a representative of Tan Phu District – PHOTO: NHU HUYNH

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.

The “Trade & Give – Stay Strong Saigon” campaign of Maybank Kim Eng SecuritiesFrom August 1, 2021, Maybank Kim Eng Securities has been setting aside 3% of the transaction fee collections to contribute to its “Trade & Give – Stay Strong Saigon” Fund to support pandemic responses.Kim Thien Quang, Chief Executive Officer of Maybank Kim Eng Securities, said, “As part of our mission for the Humane Financial Service, we always head toward good things, do the right things and create a sustainable future for everyone by balancing our corporate social responsibility and corporate interest. This is also our aim when creating the “Trade & Give – Stay Strong Saigon” program. We hope these small gifts will help ease the difficulties faced by disadvantaged people during the pandemic.”

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