Local residents in central Vietnam will get access to clean water thanks to a fresh water project (Photo courtesy Carlsberg Vietnam)
Thua Thien – Hue (VNS/VNA)
- Thousands of residents in the central
provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien – Hue will
be able to get clean water from a project mitigating water shortages in the dry
season that has started in the central region.
Local brand Huda company said in a statement that an expansion of the long-term
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme has been scheduled from April
on the basis of positive achievements in the first two years in the five
Huda said it decided to fund five additional projects in the central provinces
with the aim of significantly improving local water facilities, and the
implementation schedule will start later in April.
It also said these projects are expected to help alleviate local water
shortages which often peak during summer months and the flood season,
contributing to a healthier, more stable way of life.
This year will mark the third consecutive year of the fresh water programme
that the company has provided for local people in the five provinces.
Nathaniel Moxom, Managing Director of Carlsberg Vietnam, said: “Giving back to
society has always been a part of our DNA. It’s what motivates us to run our
business with a sustainability mindset imprinted in every of our decisions.”
“This programme is no exception. It will contribute to a better community
through a relentless drive towards sustainable development.”
Andrzej Bialasiewicz, VP Marketing Carlsberg Vietnam, added: “The project has
had proven social as well as economic impact and has become part of the
long-term journey Huda endeavours to carry on, come what may. In 2021, we are
headed for a new programme milestone, sharing the daily burden with
significantly more local families.”
Over the past two years, the programme has included seven projects, providing
reliable access to clean water for more than 20,000 people, and this despite
the global pandemic, periods of extreme flooding and hot weather.
Apart from the campaign to improve local water access, Huda’s community-centric
efforts have included support in the form of 6,000 care packages for residents
of central Vietnam during 2020’s extreme flooding and more recently, 9,000 care
packages distributed directly to underprivileged families at Tet (Lunar New