Thai major beverage firm hails Vietnam’s COVID-19 control measures hinh anh 1Representatives of ThaiBev present the token of its assistance to Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

Bangkok (VNA) – CEO and President of Thai Beverage (ThaiBev) Thapana Sirivadhanabhakdi has spoken highly of the Vietnamese Government’s measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 and pledged to support Vietnam in the fight.

He made the remark during a working session with Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand Phan Chi Thanh on September 29 to discuss methods to bolster investment of the Thai company in Vietnam amid COVID-19.

Sirivadhanabhakdi informed the Vietnamese diplomat on ThaiBev’s investment strategy in Vietnam as well as its measures to maintain operations against the backdrop of the ongoing pandemic.

He affirmed that the Thai company will continue its long-term investment in Vietnam, not only in beverage but also other fields of agriculture, real estate, tourism and finance-insurance.

It will work to attract major investors from developed countries to Vietnam so as to set up partnership for green and sustainable development targets.

On the occasion, ThaiBev announced its decision to present 3 million surgical masks worth about 10 billion VND (about 440,000 USD) manufactured by the firm to the Vietnamese Government.

The Thai firm has rolled out activities to support the Vietnamese community in Thailand in the fight against COVID-19.

For his part, Ambassador Thanh assured that the Vietnamese Government is exerting efforts in containing the spread of COVID-19 and creating favourable conditions for businesses in the ‘new normal’.

The Vietnamese Government stands ready to receive recommendations from and work with Thai companies operating in Vietnam amid difficulties caused by the pandemic, as well as to discuss with ThaiBev measures to maintain and recover its operation in Vienam, the diplomat stated.

Firms of TCC Group, ThaiBev’s parent company, previously donated 1 million USD to Vietnam’s COVID-19 vaccine fund and 3,000 welfare packages totalling 900 million VND./.

Tran Ngoc Quang VNA