Fertilizer conglomerate’s tradition of giving

09:15 | 20/02/2020 Companies

(VEN) - Ahead of the Lunar New Year 2020, the Trade Union of PetroVietnam Fertilizer and Chemicals Corporation (PVFCCo) implemented its annual program of aid for the underprivileged, which it calls “Thousands of square sticky rice cakes (Banh Chung) to express deep gratitude”.

fertilizer conglomerates tradition of giving

A new feature of this year’s program was a competitive fund raising run in December with the participation of numerous PVFCCo employees and customers. For each valid kilometer, PVFCCo’s Trade Union contributed a pack of 1,000 square sticky rice cakes for lonely elderly people, wounded veterans and revolution contributors on the occasion of the Lunar Year of the Rat.

fertilizer conglomerates tradition of giving
PVFCCo employees prepare materials to make square sticky rice cakes
fertilizer conglomerates tradition of giving
Presenting Tet gifts at the Long Dat Care Center for wounded soldiers and national contributors in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province
fertilizer conglomerates tradition of giving
Tet gifts presented at the Chanh Phu Hoa Social Protection Center in Binh Duong Province

Nguyen Thi Minh Hien from the Phu My fertilizer plant said she and her colleagues run daily to improve their health and spirit. The fund raising aspect motivated her to participate in the run in order to provide a warm Tet for those in difficulties.

fertilizer conglomerates tradition of giving
Giving Tet gifts at the Tan Hiep Social Protection Center in Binh Phuoc
fertilizer conglomerates tradition of giving
Employees of PVFCCo respond to fundraising running contest

The employees of PVFCCo and Phu My Fertilizer Plant purchased the rice and meat and made the square sticky rice cakes themselves, carefully ensuring quality and food hygiene. Each batch of 1,000 rice cakes was cooked in the cafeteria of Phu My Fertilizer Plant. On January 11 and 12, PVFCCo’s union organizations including the Trade Union, the Veterans Association, the Youth Union and the Department of Feminine Occupations delivered the square cakes to the needy. Among them were elderly people, people with disabilities and underprivileged children living in the Chanh Phu Hoa Social Protection Center in Binh Duong Province and the Tan Hiep Social Protection Center in Binh Phuoc Province. They also include wounded soldiers, revolution contributors at the Long Dat Care Center for wounded soldiers and national contributors in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province; families of youth volunteers in Phuoc Co Commune of Vung Tau City, and artists at the Ho Chi Minh City Nursing Center for stage artists. In addition to the square cakes, PVFCCo handed out presents such as milk, candies, necessities for Tet and cash with total value of VND120 million.

Tong Xuan Phong, Chairman of PVFCCo’s Trade Union, said, “1,000 Banh Chung cakes and other gifts are not only material supplies but also reflect the heart and gratitude of all employees of PVFCCo as they want to share warmth and happiness with the elderly, poor, underprivileged and disabled people on the threshold of the Lunar New Year holiday.”

Phong Vien