RELEASED DATE 21 Jan 2021
In 2020, fierce natural disasters from droughts and serious floods in the Central region, to severe cold in the Northern mountainous region, as well as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, have significantly affected the lives of people in remote and isolated areas.
BIDV Trade Union continues to support people in need, particularly as Tet approaches. The union has called for tens of thousands of Tet gifts to be donated by its employees. A community running competition "Warm Tet for the poor – Love for the Central region", generated VND13.8 billion (USD600,000) converted from the recorded results of participants, contributing thousands more gifts this Tet.
BIDV launches a Tet CSR programme, donating 60,000 gifts to the poor
On 21 January, BIDV officially announced its Tet gifts for the poor program. Each Tet gift is worth VND500,000 (USD22). This amount can buy 1kg of meat, two chung cakes (Banh Chung), one box of jam, one pack of cake, one bottle of wine, one bottle of cooking oil, and one pack of MSG. These gifts will be given to people in remote areas and areas affected by natural disasters including floods, extreme cold and drought; families of war invalids and martyrs; families having given meritorious services to the revolution; families struggling financially, patients, elderly people living alone and children.
Trade unions at various BIDV branches will cooperate with local organisations including the provincial confederation of labour, social protection funds, care centres for wounded and sick soldiers, as well as the press to hand gifts to the people in need.Mr. Tran Xuan Hoang - member of the Board of Directors and president of BIDV trade unions said: “BIDV would like to coordinate with the localities to take care of the poor with the new year coming. To distribute the gifts, the Trade Union at BIDV branches will actively coordinate with the provincial confederation of labour to directly deliver gifts to the people in need. The distribution process in localities will be completed before the 23rd day of the last month of the year of the Rat. Gifts for wounded and sick soldiers at nursing centres and poor patients in hospitals will be delivered before the 28th”.