This donation is the first support from Siemens Stiftung via Siemens Vietnam for people affected by last year’s disastrous typhoons and for people living in the disaster stricken areas in Thua Thien Hue province of Vietnam in order to enable them to have access to clean drinking water. The project is co-implemented by the Vietnam Red Cross with technical support from the German Red Cross, who has actively involved in and contributed to the installation and setting up the equipment at site.
“We are sorry to learn about the severe damage caused by typhoon Ketsana to Thua Thien Hue province, and are very pleased that Siemens Stiftung can provide support to those people in need of clean water in this province. The project is a meaningful initiative in terms of emergency aid and sustainability, and is aligned with Siemens Stiftung’s social commitments towards assisting developing countries, including Vietnam, to combat poverty as well as to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations’ Millennium Goals”, declared Mr. Erdal Elver, President and CEO of Siemens Vietnam and Ambassador of Siemens Stiftung at the ceremony.
“We are also grateful to the Vietnam Red Cross and the German Red Cross for making this project a reality”, said Mr. Elver.
Mr. Tran Ngoc Tang, Ph.D, President of VNRC stated: “The Vietnam Red Cross highly appreciates this humanitarian donation from Siemens Stiftung. These water filters will be very helpful to people who are living in vulnerable areas to natural disasters and in those water contaminated areas”.
“This is our first successful cooperation with Siemens Stiftung and Siemens Vietnam. We strongly believe that this cooperation can be greatly expanded in the future so as to provide better relief assistance and to help improve the living condition of disadvantaged rural communities”, he added.