TAN CHONG MOTOR LAO RAISES FUND FOR FLOOD DISASTER IN ATTAPEU PROVINCE
September 2019 – Tan Chong Motor (Lao) Sole Co., Ltd. (“TCML”), Sole and Exclusive Distributor for Nissan vehicles in Laos, which is also subsidiary of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (Malaysia); carried out its Corporate Social Responsibility for the people of Laos.
Earlier this month, heavy rains started pouring down in provinces of Oudomxay, Xayabuli, Sekong, Champasak, Savannakhet and Salavan. In some areas the rains caused landslides, while in others floodwaters submerged homes and damaged fields and cultivated areas. Some streets were rendered unpassable. Government reports that around 18,800 people have been affected in Oudomxay; a mountainous province in the northwest of the country and flooding in Salavan Province has inundated 75 of the 124 villages in the province.
The flood was so bad that 41 villages have lost contact with authorities and are completely out of reach.
Tan Chong Motor Lao was saddened by the sudden news of the flood disaster and offered to provide aid in the affected areas.
Tan Chong Motor Lao set up a flood relief collection centres in two of its Nissan Showrooms for general public to donate flood relief items such as water, food, cloth, and medicines.
Flood relief collection was from 6th to 8th September 2019. On 9th September 2019, TCML mobilised its volunteer personnel’s and its Nissan vehicles to deliver all the donated items from Vientiane to Southern provinces.
The convoy of flood relief lasted from 9th to 11th September 2019.