Sunwah Group donated anti-epidemic materials worth USD 200,000 to the Northern provinces of VietnamSunwah Vietnam
(7 August 2021)
Sunwah – In the afternoon of 6th August 2021, the “Handover Ceremony of anti-epidemic materials of Sunwah Group to the Northern provinces of Vietnam” was held at the Vietnamese Consulate General in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China. Mr Wang Jin, General Director of Southwest branch of Sunwah Group (Hong Kong), on behalf of the Group, handed over all anti-epidemic materials valued at USD 200,000 to the Vietnamese Consulate General in Kunming.
The General Director of the China Southwest branch of Sunwah Group (Hong Kong), Mr Wang Jin (right), handed over anti-epidemic materials to the Consul General Mr Nguyen Trung Hieu (left)
Since July 2021, a severe and complicated COVID-19 situation is recorded in Vietnam, with thousands of new cases being reported everyday. Yunnan Province (China), which is adjacent to Vietnam’s border, has been paying a lot of attention to pandemic prevention, particularly in border regions. Recognizing the urgency of the situation and his wish to support Vietnam in the fight against COVID-19, Dr Jonathan Choi, Chairman of Sunwah Group, instructed the Group’s China Southwest branch to coordinate with the Group’s partner – Innotek Beijing Group – to donate a large quantity of anti-epidemic materials, valued at USD 200,000, including 15,000 nasopharyngeal swab kits, 15,000 oropharyngeal swab kits, 400,000 medical masks, and 1,200 protective suits. These anti-epidemic materials will be used for COVID-19 prevention and control along the borders of the Northern provinces of Vietnam right after customs procedures are completed.
The donation of anti-epidemic materials of Sunwah Group to the Vietnamese Consulate General in Kunming is a practical support to Vietnam in the fight against COVID-19
Before the Handover Ceremony, the Vietnamese Consulate General had a meeting with the Southwest branch of Sunwah Group. On behalf of the Vietnam Government, the Consul General Mr Nguyen Trung Hieu would like Mr Wang Jin to convey his sincere thanks to Sunwah Group and Dr Jonathan Choi for the prompt response to the Consulate General’s request, and its efforts to mobilize the staffs and network of partners to deliver a large quantity of anti-epidemic materials to the Consulate General of Vietnam in Kunming. The Group’s active support during this difficult time brings both practical and great spiritual value, as well as being a source of motivation for the Northwest provinces of Vietnam in the fight against the epidemic to bring people’s lives back to the new normal. The Consul General believed that the donation would help strengthen the relationship between Sunwah Group and the Northwest provinces of Vietnam and facilitate more economic-trading cooperation opportunities for both sides. Mr Wang Jin shared that Dr Jonathan Choi always gives great attention to Vietnam, where the Group has many important projects and business activities for more than 50 years. This donation of anti-epidemic materials also shows Sunwah Group’s commitment to further contribute to the friendship and partnership between Yunnan Province (China) and Vietnam, including the Northwest provinces. At the end of the meeting, both parties discussed several projects including China – Vietnam cross-border e-commerce, industrial and medical cooperation in the Northern region of Vietnam, and cross-border self-driving tourism. These projects are currently the focus of investment of the Vietnamese Consulate General in Kunming and the Northern provinces.
The Consul General Mr Nguyen Trung Hieu (right) and Chairman of Sunwah Group (Hong Kong), Dr Jonathan Choi (left), at the Hekou – Lao Cai international border gate
Sunwah Group is a multi-national and diversified conglomerate. Since 1970, the Group has been doing business in Vietnam, in 6 principal areas, including Seafood, Real Estate, Financial Services, Coffee, Agricultural and Dried food products, and Innovation. Since then, the Group has become the role model for Hong Kong enterprises doing business in Vietnam. In 2020, Sunwah Group donated 60,000 medical masks and other anti-epidemic materials to various Ministries, city authority, and universities in Vietnam. In April 2020, in Hanoi, the Group donated an additional VND 5 billion to Vietnam to support the country in the fight against COVID-19. In October 2020, Dr Jonathan Choi and Sunwah Group donated 620 gifts to flood victims in Central Vietnam and gave VND 5 million each to many households that were severely affected by the flood. Recently, on 27th July 2021, the Group donated 5 tons of rice to underprivileged people due to COVID-19 at Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City.