On 01 December Nissan Vietnam (NVL) and HFH Vietnam announced a joint project in Northern Vietnam. This is a part of a US$1 million global initiative between Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and Habitat for Humanity International.
“This is the first time Nissan and Habitat have launched a joint project in Vietnam. As Nissan’s regional company in Vietnam, we are very pleased to contribute a small part to the development of a stable and sustainable society with Habitat. This is also in line with Nissan Motor Co’s Blue Citizenship, which is the commitment of Nissan to enriching people’s lives,” said Mr Choo Hong Chow, General Director of NVL.
Choo Hong Chow (Mr), General Director of NVL, participates on a one-day build at Nam Hung commune, Tien Hai district, Thai Binh province.
The project activities in Vietnam will focus on building 8 new houses with water and sanitation facilities, repairing 17 houses, and repairing or upgrading 15 water and sanitation facilities for low income households in Nam Hung commune, Tien Hai district, Thai Binh province through to October 2013. The project will also focus on training in order to raise community awareness about safe water, sanitation and hygiene practice.
Nissan volunteers with a Habitat home partner at Nam Hung commune, Tien Hai district, Thai Binh province.
On the same day of the partnership announcement, NVL sent two teams of 30 staff for a one-day volunteer build to support building two houses: one in Loc Linh village and one in Tan Trao village, both in Nam Hung commune. The Nissan volunteers spent the day moving construction materials, mixing mortar and laying bricks.
As well as sending staff to volunteer builds, NVL says it will call on its dealership network to support the project in both manpower and finances. Habitat Vietnam is pleased for this generous support from Nissan to help build homes and hope for Vietnamese communities.