Japfa Viet Nam donates $1 Million to the Covid-19 vaccine Fund
Hanoi, June 17, 2021, Japfa Comfeed Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Japfa Vietnam) handed over US$1 million to the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front to contribute to the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund, working with the Vietnamese Government to accelerate vaccination for the people as a condition for economic recovery.
“We highly appreciate the initiative to establish the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund of the Vietnamese Government with a view to offering the vaccination to at least three-fourths of the population. With the commitment to doing sustainable business, we always stand with Việt Nam during these hard times to overcome the pandemic,” said Arif Widjaja, General Director of Japfa Comfeed Vietnam, at the ceremony.
“Việt Nam has always been among a few countries succeeding in containing the spread of COVID-19. I believe that Việt Nam will contain the spread of the pandemic and continue its high economic recovery momentum,” added Widjaja.
Speaking at the event, Secretary of the Party Central Committee cum President of Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Đỗ Văn Chiến highly praised Japfa's contribution. He also affirmed that the VFF would allocate the money for the right purposes and with practical efficiency. The money would be used to buy vaccines to serve people with free vaccinations, especially for the workers, the poor, the disadvantaged in society, and the people in remote areas.
As part of Japfa Vietnam’s corporate social responsibility commitment, since the outbreak of COVID-19, the company has undertaken many practical and timely activities to support farmers and areas hit hard by the pandemic. Specifically, Japfa Vietnam has donated three tons of chicken, 650kg of pork, and 81,200 chicken eggs worth nearly VNĐ450 million to those fighting the pandemic on the front line and needy people nationwide. Particularly, in the context of the social distancing measures applied in HCM City, the Japfa Best brand of Japfa Vietnam has also received orders and offered home delivery service via Now and Grab apps to help customers restricted from going out for shopping, thus preventing the spread of the virus.
The company has strictly carried out pandemic prevention and control measures at its factories, farms, and offices to protect the health of laborers and at the same time ensure stable production and business as planned. It also has disinfected its workplaces and asked all workers to wear face masks, wash their hands and take their temperature before entering their workplaces.
As Asia’s leading agri-food company, Japfa entered Vietnam in 1996 through a joint venture with state-owned Vietnam Livestock Corp. In 1999, Japfa became a wholly foreign-invested company – Japfa Comfeed Vietnam Co., Ltd. headquartered in Huong Canh Town, Binh Xuyen District, Vinh Phuc Province.
The company is now operating six feed production factories, more than 300 poultry and livestock farms, and a network of some 40 stores selling meat and processed foods under the brand name of Japfa Best. Given its staff of over 4,000 skilled employees, Japfa is a step by step expanding its business, contributing its part to animal husbandry development in Vietnam.
Ms. Huynh Thi Phuong Chau - Head of Corporate Communication
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