27 January 2022, On the occasion of the Lunar New Year, representatives from AES Vietnam visited and presented Tet gifts to a number of poor and near-poor households and students in the provinces of Quang Ninh and Binh Thuan. This is an annual program implemented by AES Vietnam, demonstrating the company’s sincere care towards the poor and respect for the country’s traditional customs. The gifts were presented with the attendance of representatives from local authorities, beneficiary households, and AES Vietnam.
Mrs Pham Thi Thuy Ha, representative of AES Mong Duong, gives Tet gifts to households in difficult circumstances in Quang Ninh
In Quang Ninh Province, this is the 7th consecutive year AES Mong Duong, a subsidiary of AES Vietnam, has delivered these gifts to local communities. This year, 60 disadvantaged and five vulnerable households from Mong Duong Ward, the communes of Cong Hoa and Cam Hai, and 130 local pupils of Dong Mo unit – school received the gifts.
Mr. Diep Van Nguyen, Vice Chairman, Cong Hoa People’s Committee, on behalf of the local authorities, said: “I would like to express sincere thanks to AES Vietnam for continuing to join hands with the commune and support local residents. The company’s donation on occasion of the Tet holiday is very meaningful for local people during the traditional Lunar New Year celebrations.”
Mr Hoang Quoc Bao, representative of AES Vietnam in Binh Thuan, presents Tet gifts to households in difficult circumstances
In Binh Thuan Province, gift sets were presented to 100 poor households in the communes of Song Phan and Son My, and Tan Nghia town. Most of those receiving the gifts in Song Phan are from the Rai ethnic minority group. Each household received a gift set valued at VND500,000, which included basic commodities for the holiday season.
Mrs Nguyen Thi Thuan, from a poor household in Hamlet 4, Son My commune, is living in especially difficult circumstances, raising three children alone. When receiving the Tet gifts from AES Vietnam, she said, “My family is really happy and appreciates AES Vietnam for presenting us with these gifts, which make a full and meaningful Tet celebration for us.”
“With more than 15 years of operation in Vietnam, AES has become a trusted partner with extensive global knowledge and deep local roots. We understand the importance of Tet in Vietnamese culture and we hope that these gifts will contribute to sharing difficulties and helping the poor in the area celebrate a warm and happy Tet”, said David Stone, President of AES Vietnam.
The Tet gifts are part of AES Vietnam’s social impact program, which aims to improve the quality of life for local communities, focusing on four main pillars – health, education, livelihoods and infrastructure. The program has been carried out since 2012 with a total of 135 initiatives and has made a long-la sting impact in improving the lives of more than 200,000 people in local communities in Vietnam.
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AES, through its subsidiary, AES Mong Duong Power Company Limited, has successfully developed and arranged financing for the Mong Duong 2 Power Project of 1,242 MW with total investment of approximately $2.1 billion. This is Vietnam’s first Build – Operate – Transfer coal-fired power project, representing approximately 2.3% of the country’s installed capacity. To learn more, please visit https://aesmongduong.vn/.
In November 2017, AES signed an MOU with PV Gas in the presence of US President Donald J. Trump and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang to develop the $1.3-billion Son My LNG Terminal Project. In November 2019, AES also signed an MOU with the Ministry of Industry and Trade to develop a 2.2GW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant under the BOT scheme, which will be located in Binh Thuan Province. In October 2020, AES Vietnam and PV GAS inked a Term Sheet of the Joint Venture Agreement for Son My LNG terminal. Together, the CCGT and terminal are expected to play a major role in shaping Vietnam’s energy future by diversifying the energy mix with imported LNG and meeting the country’s increasing demand for sustainable and affordable electricity. For more information, visit: www.aes-vietnam.com
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