Dutch enterprises & government stand shoulder to shoulder with Vietnam: 44 billion in donations

In times of crisis, partners become friends

Undoubtedly, the (fourth wave of) Covid pandemic is the biggest crisis that has hit Vietnam after “The Great Renovation” that opened up Vietnam to the rest of the world. The government of the Netherlands and Dutch businesses in Vietnam offer a helping hand to the people of Vietnam with a combined donation of 43 billion VND through different public and private channels, consisting of:

  • Medical equipment and supplies (ventilators and patient monitors)
  • Vaccine fund contributions
  • Food contributions
  • Support to healthcare workers
  • Support to communities in need

This is only for the fourth wave: the pandemic has been going on for almost two years now and there have been many more donations right from the start.

View all public and private donations below. If you want to share your donation or have feedback for us, feel free to reach out to exec.director@dbav.org.vn.

Ambassador Elsbeth Akkerman

“With their entrepreneurship, Dutch businesses have been contributing actively to sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Vietnam. I am proud to see that they continue to do so in the current dire circumstances, caring for the Vietnamese people’s welfare and wellbeing.”

DBAV Chairman Alexander Koch

“While looking into how we can best contribute, we see having the right medical equipment for the treatment of severe COVID-19 symptoms is crucial. We hope our contributions will help save lives and we wish all frontline medical staff great strength throughout this challenging time.”

Ambassador Elsbeth Akkerman expressed that the Dutch government and business community will continue to support and accompany Vietnam in the fight against COVID-19 at her meeting with Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh

 

On Friday, September 10, Ambassador Elsbeth Akkerman had announced the report of the Dutch Government and Business Community at the high-level meeting with the Prime Minister of Vietnam Mr. Pham Minh Chinh and expressed that they will continue to accompany Vietnam in the fight against the pandemic.

Elsbeth also thanked the Vietnamese Government and the Prime Minister personally for caring about the EU business community, including Dutch businesses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and noted the two countries are having many opportunities and prospects to strengthen cooperation.

For his part, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh thanked the Dutch government and businesses for their valuable assistance to Vietnam in the fight against COVID-19.

Chinh also suggested that the government, relevant agencies, and businesses of the Netherlands continue supporting Vietnam in early access to vaccine sources through either lending or ceding unused vaccines, as well as providing COVID-19 treatment drugs and medical equipment to Vietnam.

Read the full press release here

Total Dutch public and private donation value:

44,500,000,000 VND

(1,940,000 USD)

 

Read the one page of the donation report here in English and Vietnamese

– [ENG] Dutch Public-Private Donations Covid19 Response Vietnam

– [VIE] Dutch Public-Private Donations Covid19 Response Vietnam

Public donation of The government of the Netherlands to support Vietnam during the 4th Wave

 

Donation: ± 483.000 USD (400.000 Euro)

  • 10 Patient ventilator, intensive care, for adult and pediatric, with breathing circuits and patient interface (TYPE 1)
  • 30 Patient monitor multiparametric with ECG, non-invasive blood pressure (NIBP), oxygen saturation (SpO2), respiratory rate (RR), and temperature (TEMP) sensor
  • 50 Patient monitor, multiparametric, NIBP, SpO2, respiratory rate (RR) with sensors and cables, (without ECG)

 

Private donations to support Vietnam during the 4th Wave

Read all the stories behind the incredibly generous donations below.

Unilever Vietnam standing next to health professionals in virus battle

Donation: ±472.000 USD Unilever has supported the communities from the beginning of 2021 to now with the total amount more than 70 billions VND (more than 2.63 million Euro)

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Heineken Vietnam donates 6.4 billion VND to support Vietnam

Donation: ±280.000 USD HEINEKEN Vietnam has so far committed 6.4BN VND to support the COVID efforts in 2021, through a combination of providing medical equipment, contributing to the vaccine fund across 5 provinces, and providing essential necessities to frontline staff in HCMC.

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FrieslandCampina has contributed nearly 6 billion for the vaccine and in-kind donations during the 4th Wave

Donation: ± 270.000 USD FrieslandCampina has donated more than 6 billion VND including fund for the national vaccine campaign and in-kind contribution to the hospitals and the community during the 4th Wave. Total amount is added up to 28 billion since the beginning of the pandemic in Vietnam.

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50 Patient Monitors was donated to hospitals by Philips

Donation: ± 160.000 USD Philips Health Systems made a donation of 50 Patient Monitors to some Hospitals in HCMC, Dong Nai and Binh Duong.

De Heus contributes nearly 3 billion to the help the community fight against the Covid-19 Pandemic

Donation: ±144.000 USD Recently, De Heus Vietnam Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Dutch De Heus Group - one of the leading corporations in the field of animal feed production - has implemented the support of necessary medical supplies and equipment for Dong Nai, Binh Duong, Vinh Long, Khanh Hoa, Tay Ninh in the fight against the Covid-19 epidemic

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Shell dontated 60k USD for the purchase of vaccines

Donation: ±60.000 USD Recently, Shell has been working with the provincial authorities to support them with the purchase of vaccines.

ING Bank joined hand with the EuroCham initiative to support Vietnam

Donation: ±10.000 USD During the Wave 4, ING bank has donated 10.000 USD to the Breathe Again Vietnam Fund of Eurocham to help deliver medical equipment directly to the hospitals and medical centers in the fight against Covid19.

Vopak supported the local authorities/groups during the Wave 4

Donation: ±10.000 USD Although Vopak is a relatively small company, they also had several initiatives, mainly focussing on local support

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East West Seed Vietnam supported its local communities and children who are affected by Covid-19

Donation: ± 9.600 USD During the Wave 4, East West Seed has been supporting the local community with its 3 meaningful campaigns

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Vanderleun had spent 8000 EUR to support VIetnam during Wave 4

Donation: ± 9.600 USD Vanderleun had spent 8000 EUR to support many charity programs in the South of Vietnam during Wave 4

NedSpice has donated more than 170 million VND to support Vietnam during Wave 4

Donation: ±7.400 USD During the Wave 4, NedSpice has supported local communities in many ways including money, food, and medical equipment donations worthing more than 170 million VND.

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Akzo Nobel supported Binh Duong Commune to fight Covid-19

Donation: ±6.400 USD Akzo Nobel has contributed 148M VND to Bac Ninh and Binh Duong province to fight Covid-19 pandemic.

EIPO joined hand with the EuroCham initiative to support Vietnam

Donation: ±5.900 USD EIPO has donated 5000 EUR to the Breathe Again Vietnam Fund of Eurocham to help deliver medical equipment directly to the hospitals and medical centers in the fight against Covid19.

Rijk Zwaan

Donation: ±4.400 USD RZ donated weekly about 1 ton of tomato, cucumber and sweet pepper to charity, temples, and kitchens cooking for camps in HCMC & Dong Nai.