July 30, 2015
AIP Foundation and Ford Vietnam presented a donation of 210 million VND to the Road Victim Relief Fund of Vietnam’s National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC). This took place on NTSC premises in Hanoi as part of the Ford Motor Company’s Driving Skills For Life (DSLF) program, which is in its 9th year of implementation in the Asia Pacific Region.
Attendees included Mr. Pham Van Dung, Managing Director of Ford Vietnam; Mr. Nguyen Trong Thai, Chief of the NTSC; Dr. Khuat Viet Hung, Vice Chairman of the NTSC; representatives of the National Police and Ministry of Transport; and Mr. Greig Craft, President of AIP Foundation. The NTSC representatives took the opportunity to highlight the important contribution made by Ford Vietnam and AIP Foundation’s collaboration.
At no cost to participants, the 2015 DSLF program in Vietnam will offer 1,500 drivers comprehensive courses and hands-on trainings to improve road safety and fuel economy. Target groups include school-bus drivers, taxi drivers, and young drivers.
Overall, the DSLF program works in Vietnam well as Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Myanmar to reduce the devastating number of road deaths and the harmful environmental effects of cars in these countries and globally.