Honda Vietnam joins local COVID-19 fight

Honda Vietnam has introduced a number of measures to maintain operations and join hands with the Vietnamese Government in the fight against COVID-19.

Of particular note, it has offered medical supplies, including hand sanitiser, thermometers, and face masks, to many localities and industrial parks.

It also presented VND10 billion (US$433,560) to a COVID-19 prevention and control fund initiated by the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) in March last year.

Honda Vietnam donated VND1 billion to a VFF chapter in Ha Nam province in April 2020 and five vehicles to the Ministry of Health and the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control last October, and provided free face masks and rice to disadvantaged families.

This year, the company presented two COVID-19 testing devices and 10 portable ventilators to Vinh Phuc and Ha Nam provinces during May. It also strived to ensure the safety of its workers.

The auto maker announced on May 24 that it has sold over 2.1 million motorbikes and 26,000 automobiles in the 2021 fiscal year, from April 2020 to March 2021, down 18% and 13% compared to the previous year due to the complex developments of COVID-19.

A total of 2.7 million motorbikes were sold in Vietnam in the period, and Honda held the lion’s share of 78.6%, according to a company representative.

The company rolled out various new models and updated versions during the year.