Dai-ichi Life Vietnam sponsors the charitable program “Bring light to the poor 2016” in Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province


On March 26th, 2016, at Hoan My Da Lat General Hospital, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company of Vietnam, Limited ("Dai-ichi Life Vietnam") collaborated with the Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients of Ho Chi Minh City, the Association for Protection of Poor PatientsDisabled People and Orphans, together with Nguyen Trai hospital HCMC and Hoan My Da Lat General Hospital, to organize the first charitable eye operation in 2016 for 150 needy patients with cataracts. This is the 8th time in succession that Dai-ichi Life Japan and Dai-ichi Life Vietnam have sponsored this charity program, with the total sponsoring amount valued at VND 350 million, expecting to recover sight for nearly 450 disadvantaged blind patients in Da Lat and many other provinces throughout the country.


“Bring light to the poor patients” is one of many significant charitable programs pioneered by Dai-ichi Life Japan and Dai-ichi Life Vietnam that aim to improve the quality of life for local communities. After 8 years initiating this program, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam has increased the total sponsoring amount to over VND 2.7 billion, helping over 4,000 struggling patients in Vietnam with sight recovery.


Mr. Tran Dinh Quan, General Director of Dai-ichi Life Vietnam, shared: “With our vision  “Thinking people first”, Dai-ichi Life Japan and Dai-ichi Life Vietnam always regard the supporting efforts to improve local living quality as a significant part in our strategy of sustainable development. This year is the 8th consecutive year that we have the honor to organize this charity program to support and help needy patients suffering from cataracts. With realistic support from Dai-ichi Life Japan and Dai-ichi Life Vietnam, we hope that this meaningful charity program will continue and be widely spread in order to help more disadvantaged blind patients in Vietnam have better sight and integrate back to their community.”


“Aiming to serve the long-term interests of the community, and contribute to the development of a better society, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam is progressively preparing for the establishment of the Corporate Social Responsibility Foundation “For a better life”, in order to implement regular and long-term community support programs, focusing on the fields of healthcare, education, environment and charity with nationwide scale as in our commitment towards being a “Lifetime partner” of Vietnamese people”, Mr. Quan added.


In its 9-year journey in Vietnam, apart from the charity eye operation program for needy patients in collaboration with the Sponsoring Association for the Poor Patients HCMC, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam has proudly been the pioneer in many philanthropic and social programs with contribution of over VND15 billion, such as financing eye operations for the poor blinds, providing clean drinking water for rural pupils, granting scholarships for the needy and hard-working pupils, offering aids for the families affected by floods in the Central provinces, donating warm clothes for the highlands children, rural bridge building program, blood donation program,… Dai-ichi Life Vietnam was honored to be awarded the “Corporate Social Responsibility Award” twice by the magazine Asia Insurance Review, the 1st time in 2013 with the program “For a better life” – installing water purifying system to provide clean drinking water to more than 18,000 pupils of the schools in rural areas of Vietnam, and the 2nd time in November 2015 with the program “A million red bricks, bridging the happiness” – building 10 traffic bridges to facilitate safe and convenient travel for villagers in rural areas. The recognition and honor throughout Asia has demonstrated the strong commitment of the company to the development of a sustainable society and long-term contribution for the sake of community benefits.


On March 5th, 2016, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam was honored to receive the Certificate of Merit by the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, which recognizes the company’s outstanding achievements in initiating and taking part in many social and philanthropic activities in continuous years. Together with the recognition for the company, Mr. Takashi Fujii – Chairman, and Mr. Tran Dinh Quan – General Director of Dai-ichi Life Vietnam, were also awarded the honorary Certificates from the People’s Committee of HCMC for their significant contribution in many social and charitable activities


On January 8th, 2016, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company of Vietnam, Limited ("Dai-ichi Life Vietnam") has officially received the Amended license issued by the Ministry of Finance, for the increase of chartered capital from US$ 72 million (VND 1,141 billion) up to US$ 87 million (approximately VND 1,477 billion). Dai-ichi Life Vietnam is progressively preparing stage 2 of the capital increasing, aiming to a total of US$ 100 million to be completed in 2016. This is the second time after nine years in operation, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam increase its chartered capital to promote business expansion and investment, marking an important milestone in the journey to reach the goal of becoming the leading provider of life insurance products and services in Vietnam. With a chartered capital of US$ 100 million, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam will become one of the top three life insurance companies in terms of capitalization in Vietnam market.