Ho Chi Minh City, June 24th, 2021: In face of the fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic surging in Ho Chi Minh City, Bien Hoa Packaging JSC (SOVI), member of SCGP has timely manufactured and provided innovative applications to Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City to support the pandemic prevention and control at administrative agencies and medical facilities in the local communities.

In particular, since June 11th, 1000 SCGP Paper Field Hospital Beds have been delivered to the Vietnam Father Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). These unique innovations later on will be transferred to medical units and lockdown areas to almost all districts around the city to further support the fight of COVID-19 pandemic. Understanding that Ho Chi Minh City's neighboring provinces are considered high-risk areas, SCGP also presented 1000 SCGP Paper Field Hospital Beds to Binh Duong and Long An provinces, supporting the locality against the pandemic.

Sharing about this donation, Mr. Dang Ngoc Diep, General Manager of SOVI said: “As a responsible corporate citizen, SOVI has quickly taken action and provided necessary initiatives to support the local communities in Vietnam during this challenging time. With our innovative paper products, we hope to join hands with the local authorities and frontline workforce of Ho Chi Minh City to fight against the pandemic effectively."

Representatives of HCMC National University Dormitory, the most crowded quarantine area, received the SCGP Paper Field Hospital Beds

SCGP Paper Field Hospital Beds are made of 100% recycled paper, easy-to-install and built to provide comfort and safety for both patients and medical teams. Previously, this innovation has been successfully put into usage at Field Hospitals in Bac Giang and Hai Duong provinces, relieving the burden of medical workforce in transporting and installing the patients’ beds.

Receiving the support from SOVI, the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee in Ho Chi Minh city has showcased appreciation for the meaningful initiative. 

“In such a short time for preparation, some quarantined areas are still lacking facilities. Hence, SCGP Paper Field Hospital Beds supported by SOVI are very convenient and meet our urgent needs.

Accordingly, 1,000 SCGP Paper Field Hospital Beds have been distributed to 17 districts in HCMC, Thu Duc city and National University Dormitory – the most crowded quarantine area in the city. All the recipients are very happy and appreciated the convenience of the product and look forward to the company's continuous support.”.

Close-up shot of SCGP Paper Field Hospital Beds being put into usage in the combat against pandemic in HCMC

SCGP is the Packaging Business of SCG – the leading conglomerate in ASEAN region. Following the corporate’s sustainable philosophy, SCGP has applied the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategy throughout its investments and operations in Vietnam, in which environmental and social welfare are greatly emphasized.

Prior to this, as the situation of COVID-19 remains unpredictable, SCG has mobilized the support from subsidiaries to provide timely support at critical touch points in the nation. Primarily, SCGP has donated to Hai Duong province 10,000 premium-quality paper boxes to transfer provisional contents to the lockdown zone, and 100 SCGP Paper Field Hospital Beds made from recycled paper. In the hot spot Bac Giang, 100 SCGP Paper Field Hospital Beds were delivered to be equipped at the field hospital and 1,000 face shields from SCG Vietnam Co., Ltd to protect the medical team. In order to support the government in protecting social health and safety during elections, SCGP has awarded 400 paper partitions to polling stations and local government offices.

To support the borderland security, SCG Vietnam Co., Ltd has teamed up with Tin Thanh Packing JSC (BATICO) - a subsidiary of SCGP to donate 25,000 masks for the border’s force to support the force to overcome this hardship. Simultaneously, Prime Group JSC also coordinated with Lac Viet Friendship Hospital to organize sample checking for 850 officials and employees in 5 business units in improving local testing capacity, contributing to the process of tracing, and preventing COVID-19, together with utilities for the locals.

These contributions in the pandemic prevention and protection for the frontline medical force, once again demonstrate the relentless commitment of SCG in general and SOVI in particular to the local community, towards a better quality of life for Vietnamese people.

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