05/09/2014 10:22 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Canon continues social engagement in Vietnam

Hanoi, September 4 (VNA) – Canon Vietnam Co. Ltd opened the new academic year 2014-2015 at Tan Yen High School 2 in the northern province of Bac Giang and launched its bicycle donation programme.

The programme, called “Canon - With you to school”, aims to support outstanding disadvantaged students through the donation of 140 bicycles, worth 154 million VND (7,700 USD) in total.

Of which, 100 bikes will be distributed to four schools participating in the programme for the first time, while the rest will be given to four schools that joined last year.

On September 5, the company will continue its donation programme in the northern province of Bac Ninh by giving 100 bikes to four schools, bringing the total number of bikes donated to 480 at a cost of more than 500 million VND (23,000 USD).

On the same day, Canon Vietnam will also launch its “Light up the countryside” project, which will oversee the installation of street lights along more than 9 kilometers in disadvantaged areas in Bac Giang. The lighting system, which costs nearly 200 million VND (9,400 USD), will help maintain social security in rural areas.

Since the project commenced in 2013, the company has invested 600 million VND (28,500 USD) in lighting up over 28 km of roads in four districts in Bac Ninh province and two others in Bac Giang province.