07 Apr 22 News Communities Vietnam

Soc Trang team provides festive food packages for town's disadvantaged

A hundred families were able to celebrate this year’s Tet holiday with the help of a community initiative sponsored by Mainstream’s flagship project in Vietnam.

Development work on the 1.4 GW Soc Trang Offshore Wind Farm, the company’s joint venture with its Phu Cuong Group partner, was put hold for the Lunar New Year in February as our team distributed food packages in the local town of Vinh Chau.

Hampers containing meat, fish, noodles and other traditional festive treats were handed out to disadvantaged members of the community in collaboration with Soc Trang Youth Association and the Commanding Marine Army of Soc Trang.

Bernard Casey, Chief Operating Officer APAC, receives a letter of appreciation from Youth Association Secretary Trieu Thi Ngoc Diem, after helping to hand out Tet food parcels from the Soc Trang Offshore Wind Farm team

Youth Association Secretary Trieu Thi Ngoc Diem praised the effort to begin the Year of the Tiger on an inclusive note as she presented a letter of appreciation to Bernard Casey, Mainstream’s Chief Operating Officer APAC.  

She said: “On the behalf of Vinh Chau Local Authority and Soc Trang Youth Association, we highly appreciate the generosity of the Mainstream Phu Cuong management team in support of the local community, especially for poor people.

“The small presents from MSPC will be very helpful for those poor families. We thank you and look forward to more campaigns from the project in the future.”

The first 200 MW phase of the project received a Decision on Investment and Investment Registration Certificate from the provincial government last November.

Close engagement with the local indigenous Khmer and Hoa people and fishermen have helped to identify social and economic benefits that will flow from the project into the surrounding area, which lies 180km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City on the Mekong River Delta coastline.  

Commenting on last month’s food donations, Mainstream’s SHEQ manager for APAC, Hung Truong, said: “This is part of community engagement campaign of the PhuCuong SocTrang offshore windfarm project. MSPC hoped that these food parcels would bring some joy to these families, and they could have a better Tet festival with their family members.”

  • The 1,400 MW Phu Cuong Soc Trang Offshore Wind Farm is being developed as a joint venture between Mainstream and its local partner, the Phu Cuong Group. Once fully completed, the project will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in South East Asia, powering more than 995,000 homes and avoiding around 1,220,000 tCO2e each year. Visit its dedicated website to learn more.