MasterCard Worldwide donated US$50,000 and medical company Fresenius Kabi Bidiphar gave essential medicines worth VND700 million (US$39,000) to Vietnamese victims of Typhoon Ketsana.
|Typhoon Ketsana hit Vietnam’s central region at the end of September (Photo: SGGP)|
Ajay Bhalla, executive vice president of MasterCard Worldwide for Southeast and South Asia, said the company deeply sympathized for the victims and wanted to contribute to relief efforts.
On behalf of the company, he also sent condolences to bereaved families and those that suffered losses.
The company made the donation through the Vietnam Red Cross Association.
The $50,000 is part of $200,000 it donated for victims in India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Germany-based Fresenius Kabi Bidiphar, a leader in infusion therapy and the manufacture of intravenous fluids, handed over the medicines to authorities in central provinces.
At the handover ceremony, Truong Xuan Huong, deputy chief of the Health Ministry Office and deputy head of the ministry’s committee for disaster prevention and search and rescue, appreciated FKB’s gesture.