THE ASCOTT VIETNAM DONATES VND 500 MILLION TO COVID-19 VACCINE FUND
In response to the call of the Vietnamese government, The Ascott International Management (Vietnam) donates VND 500 million to the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund via the Vietnamese Fatherland Front (VFF).
Vietnam, 23 June 2021 – The Ascott International Management Vietnam – the management company of The Ascott Limited, a CapitaLand’s wholly-owned lodging business unit, in support of the government in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, has contributed VND 500 million to the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund via the VFF. The fund is set for the purchasing of COVID-19 vaccines from abroad and for supporting the production of made-in-Vietnam vaccines towards fulfilling the target of inoculating 70 percent of Vietnam’s 98-million population, to help Vietnam quickly recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and soon stabilize the socio-economy.
Ms. Lew Yen Ping – Regional General Manager to Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar, said: “Throughout our 27 years of operation in Vietnam, Ascott’s sustainability strategy, aligned with its credo of ‘Building People, Building Communities’, committed to improving the economic and social well-being of its stakeholders and community in which we operate. COVID-19 has changed the way the world lives tremendously. Despite of the COVID-19 impacts, we believe in conducting responsible business. We stand in solidarity with the local communities to ride through these challenging times. We believe Vietnam, with the unity of the local and international individuals and organisations, will come out even better and stronger!”
Ms. Lew Yen Ping (fourth, left) hands over the token of donation to Vice President of VFF – Mr. Nguyen Huu Dzung
Expressing gratitude to donors, Vice President of VFF, Mr. Nguyen Huu Dzung, said: “The 4th wave of COVID-19 has seriously impacted people’s wellbeing and the socio-economic situation in general. In the fight against the COVID-19, the Political Bureau of the Central Committee Communist Party of Vietnam set the goal to administer free vaccines to all people to achieve herd immunity, hence, launching the COVID-19 vaccine fund and call for national unity. Since then, the fund has received contributions from many individuals and organisations. We highly appreciate the timely and generous contributions of those responsible organisations, including The Ascott Vietnam.”
Mr. Nguyen Huu Dzung hands over letter of appreciation to The Ascott Vietnam
In response to the global fight against COVID-19, Ascott unveiled ‘Ascott Cares’ in May 2020, assuring guests and staff of its stringent cleanliness and hygiene standards as well as safe distancing measures to ensure their health and safety. In July 2020, Ascott reinforced its measures with a partnership with Bureau Veritas to provide independent audits and certification for the hygiene and safety standards of Ascott properties worldwide. The comprehensive protocols of ‘Ascott Cares’ are in compliance with the World Health Organization’s standards and local regulations and have been rolled out to Ascott properties globally. Recently, in June 2021, Ascott is the first hospitality company in the world to offer its guests global access to a comprehensive suite of 24/7 telehealth, telecounselling and travel security advisory services. In a global partnership with leading health and security services company International SOS, Ascott will provide these complimentary services to improve the overall wellness and safety of its guests across nearly 200 properties in 86 cities and 27 countries.
For more information on ‘Ascott Cares’, please visit: www.the-ascott.com/ascottcares.