Grab donates USD3m to the government, drivers and restaurant partners
  • | | April 07, 2020 08:58 AM
Grab has donated USD3m to support the government, the drivers and their restaurants partners amid the Covid-19 outbreak.


Grab launched Safer Everyday Campaign since the start of the outbreak

This is part of the Grab for Good Programme in Vietnam. Grab announced that the USD3m donation has been approved by the company leaders in order to support the government, drivers, and restaurant partners during the outbreak. The donation will be divided into four parts.

Supporting the government

Grab also donated 100,000 face masks to the Ministry of Health. It will continue to transfer VND2bn to the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front to donate to the Covid-19 Prevention and Control Fund. Grab wants to help in the fight against the outbreak.

Supporting the drivers

Grab claimed it would have suitable policies for well-performing drivers that have worked with Grab for a long time. They will ensure that the driver incomes will be equivalent to their average income of the months before the outbreak. Grab will negotiate with banks to lower interest rates and relax the deadlines for drivers that meet requirements.

Better performing drivers that have worked with Grab for a long time and are confirmed to be positive with Covid-19 by the medical agencies will have their treatment covered by Grab. They will also be given the support of up to VND10m under Grab's insurance policy. If drivers are asked to be quarantined by the authorities, they will be given the support of VND100,000 a day for up to 14 days.


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In the meantime, Grab will continue the Safer Everyday Campaign and activities to prevent the spread of the outbreak including disinfecting the cars and installing dividers for free for drivers, giving away face masks and instructions on how to use masks correctly to drivers. Other activities are giving GrabCare package which includes handwash, gloves, face mask and instruction about outbreak prevention, to over 30,000 GrabCar and GrabBike drivers. It will introduce contactless delivery in order to limit contact between drivers and customers.

Supporting restaurant partners

Grab will give financial support for promotion, discount and brand recognition programmes at 500 medium and small restaurants and those under several fast-food chains in Hanoi and HCM City to attract more customers and improve revenues. Medium and small restaurants that meet Grab's requirements will be given support to pay rental fees to maintain business.

Supporting the community

Grab will use the remaining fund to help volunteers at quarantine area at Vietnam National University, HCM City to pay travel and meal fees. It will waive the delivery fee for customers that use GrabFood.

Nguyen Thai Hai Van, CEO of Grab in Vietnam, said, "We have this fund after optimising operational costs, recalculating the GrabRewards points and many contributions from our employees in Vietnam. We want to thank the employees and our users who jointly make this fund come true to help our partners overcome this difficulty, further promoting the spirit of Grab for Good Programme."

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