Cambodia NagaWorld Kind Hearts donates $100,000 in food supplies to Phnom Penh City Hall for families in need
KHMER TIMES Thu, April 29, 2021
PHNOM PENH – NagaWorld’s corporate social responsibility arm, NagaWorld Kind Hearts, has donated $100,000 in food to Phnom Penh City Hall. The food supplies are for communities struggling with the latest impact brought upon by the COVID-19 outbreak.
To curb the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, Phnom Penh went into lockdown on April 15th, and several high-risk areas were identified as red zones. Residents in the red zones are prohibited to leave their homes except for medical emergencies. All open-air markets were closed to help contain the surge of cases as well. With these regulations in place, many families in the red zones were concerned with maintaining their food supplies.
Each food package per family will consist of a 25kg bag of rice, 30 packets of instant noodles, 10 cans of sardines, 6 bottles of fish sauce, and 6 bottles of soy sauce. The total amount donated would be sufficient to feed 3,500 families in the most affected areas.
The food donation was graciously accepted today by Phnom Penh Governor H.E. Mr Khuong Sreng, Vice Governors H.E. Mr Huot Hay and H.E. Ms Keo Sokpisey and City Hall General Secretary H.E. Seng Vannak. The handing over ceremony was safely conducted at City Hall and attended by NagaWorld’s Managing Director Mr Pern Chen, Managing Director of Finance & Operations Mr Cherchi Chen, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer Mr Mike Ngai and Chief Financial Officer Mr Sean Tan.
“NagaWorld Kind Hearts is fully committed to our local communities, and it is our responsibility to provide support and assist communities when in times of need. The current surge in infections necessitates this lockdown in order to slow and curb the spread of COVID-19. We will continue working with the relevant parties to assists communities where we can,” said Pern Chen, Managing Director at NagaWorld.
Phnom Penh Governor H.E. Mr Khuong Sreng said, “On behalf of Phnom Penh City Hall, government officials, army personnel and residents of Phnom Penh, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to Tan Sri Dr Chen Lip Keong, founder and CEO of NagaWorld, for contributing a total of 87,500kg of rice, 35,000 cans of sardines in tomato sauce, 21,000 bottles of fish sauce, 21,000 bottles of soy sauce and 105,000 packs of instant noodles for Phnom Penh City Hall so it can distribute to the families most affected by COVID-19. This swift action of charity has significantly contributed to the Phnom Penh Administration and the Royal Government of Cambodia, through an appeal of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Phnom Penh as well as Cambodia as a whole. NagaWorld has shown sympathy and kind-heartedness in helping the country during this COVID-19 crisis.”
SOURCE – KHMER TIMES, CAMBODIA Thu, April 29, 2021