Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam Beverage Co. Ltd. (SPVB) has donated 2,000 five-liter bottles of water, equivalent to 40,000 liters of water, to support 4,000 households in two districts of the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre that are worst-hit by ongoing severe drought and saline intrusion.
The donation was part of a program initiated by the provincial Commission for Mass Mobilization and Vietnam Fatherland Front urging people to take the initiative in preventing and coping with the natural calamities.
The households in Chau Thanh and Binh Dai Districts, as well as a provincial school for children with disabilities, received the bottled water of SPVB-owned Aquafina brand at a ceremony held in Ben Tre on March 9.
|Le Ngoc An, Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam's senior director of sales in the Mekong Delta region, gifts 40,000 liters of bottled water to residents in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, March 9, 2020.|
The complicated situation of drought and saline intrusion in Ben Tre that has dragged on from late 2019 until early 2020 has had a serious impact on the daily lives of the local people and the economic development of the province.
Authorities in Ben Tre have taken many measures to support its residents in overcoming and mitigating the damage caused by the saline intrusion.
The donations made by SPVB and other organizations are expected to help the people of Ben Tre get through this tough period.
With a desire to contribute to the community, SPVB has for the past three years supported the installation of 51 water filtration systems, supplying clean water to about 29,300 people in Ben Tre through two programs – 'MIZUIKU – I love clean water' and 'Clean water for education.'
In the coming time, through these two programs, the company will continue to expand activities to bring clean water to communities nationwide.
|A Ben Tre Youth Union official (left) hands bottled water donated by Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam to a household in Ben Tre Province, Vietnam, March 9, 2020.|