AkzoNobel Vietnam Joins Mua He Xanh to Redecorate Ho Chi Minh City


AkzoNobel Vietnam has contributed more than 3,000 liters of Dulux exterior paint and 44 liters of oil paint to the Mua He Xanh 2018 program to redecorate Ho Chi Minh City. AkzoNobel Vietnam has been particularly enthusiastic about the Mua He Xanh 2018 campaign, as it appreciated the spiritual meaning of the wall painting and drawing initiative which helps refresh the exteriors of old apartment buildings and alleys in the city.

With the donated paint, Mua He Xanh volunteers have repainted and decorated the walls of 60 urban alleys and three old apartment buildings in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Mua He Xanh campaign is a summer-time specialty of Ho Chi Minh City. The enthusiastic young volunteers have brought practical and meaningful contributions to the community. On the occasion of its momentous 25th anniversary, the Mua He Xanh 2018 campaign was held with a special plan including many valuable and humane activities.

Many activities have been implemented, such as building bridges, making concrete roads in rural areas and urban alleys, repairing houses for the poor, changing the appearance of old apartments and alleys, cleaning up and purifying canals, as well as constructing fresh water pipelines and tanks for the poor.

These activities have drawn in an astounding number of volunteers, proving the Mua He Xanh campaign’s popularity and the strong spirit of giving and helping each other among the young people of Vietnam.

Pamela Phua, general director of AkzoNobel Vietnam Decorative Paints Company, shared: “We are honored to be able to contribute to changing the city’s appearance and filling it with new energy. I hope that AkzoNobel can continue to accompany the Mua He Xanh campaign in the future to create more useful things for the community.”

Ngo Minh Hai, deputy secretary of the municipal Youth Union Committee and head of the Mua He Xanh 2018 campaign, was overjoyed by the results of the project: “Colors inspire and energize people. We have seen real pleasure on the faces of people when the old space around them became new and interesting with fun, cute, and colorful images drawn by Ho Chi Minh City’s volunteers. We truly appreciate AkzoNobel Vietnam’s help to complete this meaningful project. This will be an unforgettable memory for all of us.”