Keppel Land donated VND7.4 billion to support COVID-19 relief efforts in Vietnam
Singapore / Ho Chi Minh City, 20 October 2021 – Keppel Land has donated a total of VND7.4 billion in support of Vietnam’s nationwide efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. This was announced today at a ceremony organised by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee (VFF) in Ho Chi Minh City.
A total donation of VND7.1 billion was made through Keppel Land Vietnam and its joint venture company, Keppel Land Watco II, to VFF. The donation supports Vietnam’s vaccination efforts and provides medical supplies to local hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City as well as other affected regions in Vietnam. In addition, a further VND300 million worth of medical supplies was donated by Keppel Land Watco II to government agencies in Ho Chi Minh City.
Mr Louis Lim, CEO of Keppel Land, said, "Keppel Land strongly believes in contributing to communities in markets where we operate. Along with our colleagues across the Keppel Group, we have worked closely with multiple partners to support global efforts to fight COVID-19. As a pioneer and one of the largest foreign real estate investors in Vietnam, Keppel Land is committed to supporting Vietnam's COVID-19 relief efforts."
VFF expressed appreciation for Keppel’s concern and support for Vietnam’s ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. With the strong local and overseas support, VFF believes that Vietnam will be able protect the health and lives of its people, stabilise society and continue the country’s development.
Keppel Land has donated a total of VND7.4 billion in support of Vietnam’s nationwide efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In a ceremony held this morning, Mr Joseph Low (second from right), President (Vietnam) of Keppel Land, presented a VND7.1 billion cheque on behalf of Keppel Land and its joint venture company, Keppel Land Watco II, to Mr Pham Minh Tuan (second from left), Vice Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City. In addition, a further VND300 million worth of medical supplies was donated by Keppel Land Watco II to government agencies in Ho Chi Minh City.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Keppel Land has put in place precautionary measures to minimise the spread of the virus and protect its employees, building tenants and visitors, as well as implemented business continuity plans. Keppel Land is currently also exploring other measures to support vulnerable groups in Vietnam in the fight against COVID-19.
Keppel Land entered Vietnam in the 1990s. Over three decades, the Company has established itself in the country with a quality portfolio mainly in Ho Chi Minh City, including Grade A offices, residential properties, retail malls, integrated townships and award-winning serviced apartments. Keppel Land has also been active in the community in Vietnam through a range of corporate social responsibility programmes. These include providing tertiary education scholarships to talented students in Vietnam who face financial difficulties, as well as the sponsorship of the Words on Wheels mobile library project to promote reading and learning among students.
About Keppel Land
Keppel Land is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation, a Singapore flagship multinational company, which provides solutions for sustainable urbanisation, focusing on energy & environment, urban development, connectivity and asset management.
Keppel Land delivers innovative and multi-faceted urban space solutions that enrich people and communities. Its sterling portfolio includes award-winning residential developments, investment-grade commercial properties and integrated townships. It is geographically diversified in Asia, with China, Singapore and Vietnam as its key markets, while it continues to scale up in other markets such as India and Indonesia.
In Vietnam, Keppel Land is a pioneer and one of the largest foreign real estate investors with a quality portfolio mainly in Ho Chi Minh City, including Grade A offices, residential properties, retail malls, integrated townships and award-winning serviced apartments.
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