Can Tho (VNA) – The Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corporation (Sabeco) on December 21 handed over 1.04 billion VND (45,760 USD) to the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region with the aim to support poor people in the region.

Nguyen Phong Quang, deputy head of the steering committee and President of the Sponsoring Association of Poor Patients in the Southwestern Region expressed his thanks for the corporation’s assistance, affirming that his association will use the money on the right purpose.

According to Quang, since its establishment, the association has received more than 70 billion VND (3.08 million USD) worth of cash and items from ministries, localities, businesses and individuals.

It has helped build accommodations for 168 poor households and provide medical check-ups and treatment for over 2,800 underprivileged patients and heart surgeries for more than 400 children.-VNA