|Masan’s essential products are quickly sent to isolated places in Bắc Giang and Bắc Ninh. — Photo courtesy of the company|
HCM CITY — Masan Group Corporation and its affiliates have donated more than 12,000 cartons of products of food and nutritious drinks to support officials manning checkpoints at borders, hospitals and localities with COVID-19.
Masan Consumer recently handed them over to 200 border-guard posts and 611 COVID checkpoints in south-western provinces such as An Giang, Long An, Đồng Tháp, Kiên Giang, and Cà Mau.
It gave nearly 4,000 cartons of Omachi and Kokomi instant noodles, Wake-Up 247 energy drinks and other items to border guards and COVID frontline personnel.
Previously it had donated 600 cartons of essential products including Wake-Up 247 energy drink, Ponnie sausage, Vinacafé 3in1, and Kokomi instant noodles to 22 border checkpoints in Nghệ An and Quảng Ninh provinces.
Besides, in response to a call from the Ministry of Health, on May 24 Masan Group donated 1,000 cartons of Omachi instant noodles and 500 cartons of Hari-Hari bird's nest drinks to people in Bắc Giang and Bắc Ninh provinces, including workers in industrial zones.
The two provinces are COVID hotspots with more than 2,000 patients and tens of thousands of people in quarantine.
On May 25 Masan collaborated with the Golden Heart Fund run by Lao Động newspaper to donate more than 1,705 cartons of instant noodles, water and other necessities to workers in the two provinces.
Between May 18 and 28 Masan Consumer joined hands with the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, the Central Committee of the Communist Youth Union, Công An TPHCM (HCM City Public Security) newspaper, and the Hope Foundation to gift nearly 3,000 cartons of nutritional products to staff at the Central Lung Hospital, orphans being raised at Quang Phúc Pagoda in Hà Nội, COVID checkpoints in HCM City, and disadvantaged people in Bắc Giang and Bắc Ninh.
Nguyễn Diệu Nhi, a medical worker at the checkpoint at Sóng Thần flyover bridge in Thủ Đức City, said: “In receiving meaningful gifts that the community and businesses send to forces fighting the epidemic, we feel very happy. These meaningful gifts seem to provide more motivation to us to continue doing our work." — VNS