MACAO, Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In an effort to address ongoing public health challenges surrounding the coronavirus outbreak, Sands China Ltd. has pledged to donate MOP 25 million to help contain the spread of the virus and to assist with relief efforts in mainland China and Macao.
The donation includes MOP 20 million -- made in coordination with the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Macao -- to assist the mainland in its efforts to combat the virus, and another MOP 5 million to support the local community in implementing preventive measures.
"Las Vegas Sands has always considered it an honor to do business in Macao, while at the same time recognizing and embracing our important role as a community partner, especially in challenging times such as these," said Mr. Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands and Sands China Ltd. "We strongly support Macao and mainland China in their efforts to contain the coronavirus and protect their citizens. It's been our experience that people in Macao and mainland China are strong and resilient and those traits will undoubtedly be needed in the days to come. We will certainly do everything we can to help return things to normal as quickly as possible."
Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd., said: "Our thoughts and concerns are with those immediately affected by this terrible virus. We are determined to support the central government and the Macao SAR government in the fight against the coronavirus outbreak. Providing financial resources in support of this effort is a responsibility our company takes without hesitation, and we hope this donation will help ensure that assistance is given to those in need."
Sands China's relief efforts are part of Sands Cares, the global corporate citizenship program of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp.
About Sands China Ltd.
Sands China Ltd. (Sands China or the Company) is incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability and is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (HKEx: 1928). Sands China is the largest operator of integrated resorts in Macao. The Company's integrated resorts on the Cotai Strip comprise The Venetian® Macao, The Plaza® Macao, Sands® Cotai Central and The Parisian Macao – with Sands Cotai Central to be reintroduced as The Londoner Macao. The Company also owns and operates Sands® Macao on the Macao peninsula. The Company's portfolio features a diversified mix of leisure and business attractions and transportation operations, including large meeting and convention facilities; a wide range of restaurants; shopping malls; world-class entertainment at the Cotai Arena, The Venetian Theatre, The Parisian Theatre, the Sands Cotai Theatre and the Sands Theatre; and a high-speed Cotai Water Jet ferry service between Hong Kong and Macao. The Company's Cotai Strip portfolio has the goal of contributing to Macao's transformation into a world centre of tourism and leisure. Sands China is a subsidiary of global resort developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).
For more information, please visit www.sandschinaltd.com.
A firm believer in the importance of corporate social responsibility, Sands China Ltd. engages with the local Macao community as a part of Sands Cares -- the charitable giving programme of parent company Las Vegas Sands Corp. Sands Cares integrates the company's philanthropic work worldwide in four key areas: financial giving, community problem solving and collaboration, in-kind donations, and team member volunteerism.
Key areas of Sands Cares in Macao include the Sands Cares Ambassador programme for volunteering in the local community; charitable contributions to NGOs and community organisations; and sponsorship of community events.
For more information, please visit www.sands.com/sands-cares/our-commitment.html.
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