14:38 | 18/06/2021 Events
On June 17, 2021, Japfa Comfeed Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Japfa Vietnam) handed over US$1 million (approximately VND23 billion) to the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front to contribute to the Covid-19 Vaccine Fund, joining hands with the Vietnamese Government to accelerate the vaccination for the people as a condition for economic recovery.
Sharing at the event, Mr. Arif Widjaja, General Director of Japfa Comfeed Vietnam Co., Ltd., said, “We highly appreciate the initiative to establish the Covid-19 Vaccine Fund of the Vietnamese Government with a view to offering the vaccination to at least three-fourths of the population. With the commitment to doing sustainable business, we always go hand in hand with Vietnam during these hard times to overcome the pandemic. In response to the appeal of the Vietnamese Government, we – on behalf of the Management and staff of Japfa – are participating to contribute US$1 million to the fund.”
Japfa Vietnam hands over US$1 million to the Covid-19 Vaccine Fund
“Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Vietnam has always been among a few countries succeeding in containing the spread of Covid-19. Considering the open immunization strategy for the people, the decisive leadership of the Government and the solidarity and unity of the people and businesses, I believe that Vietnam will contain the spread of pandemic and continue its high economic recovery momentum,” he added.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Do Van Chien, Secretary of the Party Central Committee cum President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee, highly appreciated Japfa's contribution. He also affirmed that, the VFF would allocate the money for the right purposes, with practical efficiency. The money will be used to buy vaccines to serve the people with free vaccinations, especially for the workers, the poor, the disadvantaged in the society, and the people in remote areas.
As part of Japfa Vietnam’s corporate social responsibility commitment, since the outbreak of Covid-19, the company has had many practical and timely activities to support farmers and areas hit hard by the pandemic. Specifically, Japfa Vietnam has donated three tons of chicken, 650kg of pork and 81,200 chicken eggs worth nearly VND450 million to those fighting the pandemic at the front line and needy people nationwide. Particularly, in the context of the social distancing scheme applied in HCMC, the Japfa Best brand of Japfa Vietnam has also received orders and offered home delivery service via Now and Grab apps to help customers restricted from going out for shopping, thus preventing the contamination of the epidemic.
Apart from its community support activities, the company has strictly observed the pandemic prevention and control measures at its factories, farms and offices to protect the health of laborers and at the same time ensure stable production and business as planned. Given complicated developments of Covid-19, the company has disinfected its workplaces and asked all workers to wear facemasks, wash their hands and take personal temperature before entering their workplaces.
Japfa Vietnam currently operates six hi-tech animal feed production factories
Japfa has entered Vietnam since 1996, then as a joint venture with Vietnam Livestock Corporation. In 1999, Japfa became a wholly foreign-invested company and was named Japfa Comfeed Vietnam Co., Ltd., with its head office situated in Huong Canh Town, Binh Xuyen District, Vinh Phuc Province. Currently, the company operates six animal feed production factories, over 300 livestock breeding farms, and some 40 shops selling meat and processed foods under the Japfa Best brand. With a staff of over 5,500 skilled employees, Japfa is expanding business step by step, contributing to the development of the animal husbandry industry of Vietnam.