|SABIC representatives hand over water filtration systems to a school in Nghệ An Province. — Photo courtesy of SABIC|
NGHỆ AN — SABIC, a global chemical manufacturer, has donated water filtration systems worth US$20,000, to ensure access to safe drinking water for over 7,300 students in 13 schools in central Nghệ An Province.
In collaboration with the Vietnam Red Cross Society, the company’s initiative helps to improve overall hygiene and access to clean water for students in areas that lack clean drinking water.
“Clean water accessibility remains a critical issue, with many still lacking a supply of safe drinking water,” said Nguyễn Lương Hồng, Chairman of the Nghệ An provincial Red Cross Society. “Natural disasters further cause difficulties to communities with limited infrastructure, contributing towards a heightened risk of disease outbreaks and sickness. Water filtration systems are vital in ensuring the safety of drinking water to the locals through the collaboration with SABIC.”
“All children have the right to equal educational opportunities, as well as clean water and basic sanitation. We are delighted to work alongside schools, like-minded non-profit organisations, and communities on programmes that have a lasting impact. We will continue to work closely with our customers and communities in the region to drive positive change and help shape a brighter tomorrow,” said Vũ Thị Bích Ngọc, General Director of SABIC Viet Nam.
The need for better clean water infrastructure is one of Việt Nam’s ongoing priorities amid the scarcity of safe drinking water. SABIC’s contribution is aligned with the country’s focus on strengthening the management of clean water production, ensuring a safe and uninterrupted water supply.
SABIC has had a long-standing commitment to supporting communities in Việt Nam, closely aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in ensuring inclusive education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Earlier this year, SABIC collaborated with the Saigon Children's Society, with a donation of 40 bicycles to children in Tây Ninh and Đồng Nai provinces.
Deeply rooted in the Asia Pacific region, SABIC had supported COVID-19 relief efforts since the start of the pandemic, with a focus on providing essential medical supplies and food packages, impacting over 656,750 people across nine countries. — VNS