Supporting leaf growing areas during Covid-19

In Gia Lai, where BAT has one of the largest leaf growing areas in Vietnam, an outbreak of Covid-19 occurred in early February 2021, severely affecting the lives of people here. In order to help them overcome difficulties they were facing, BAT in Vietnam has donated necessities, hand sanitizers, and necessary medical items.

COVID-19 support

BAT supports the people of Gia Lai province to overcome difficulties during the Covid-19 epidemic with necessities.

The contribution was later recognized by the local government when the company was honored to receive the Certificate of Merit from the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ia Pa District for outstanding achievements in the prevention of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Certificate of Merit

Certificate of Merit from the Chairman of the People's Committee of the Pa District for the company in the prevention of the Covid-19 epidemic

When the pandemic was under control, in April 2021, BAT’s board of management, together with its partners, took a trip to Gia Lai again. During the trip, they visited tobacco leaf farms, learned more about Loose Leaf Barn – the automatic curing system and the drone technology, which helps increase the effectiveness of pesticide use, reduce labor costs and protect the health of farmers.

Drone inspecting tobacco field

The method of spraying pesticides by drones is applied by BAT in the leaf growing area of Gia Lai province.

On this occasion, BAT handed over two charity houses to two families of an ethnic group. They also planted 800 trees, covering 1,200 meters of road at Ia Broai commune, Ia Pa district, Gia Lai province.

By conducting these activities, BAT have supported people in Gia Lai province in overcoming difficulties as well as contribute to change the scenery of Ia Broai commune, which can bring benefit to over 6,000 people living here.

Planting trees

Representatives of BAT and partners plant  sesame in Ia Broai commune, Ia Pa district, Gia Lai province