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Sands China Orders 65,000 kg of Congjiang County Mandarin Oranges

Ongoing procurement effort part of Sands China’s poverty relief work in Guizhou province

(Macao, Dec. 6, 2019) – Sands China Ltd. received a large shipment of mandarin oranges from Guizhou's Congjiang County Monday at The Venetian® Macao’s receiving dock, as part of the company’s ongoing response to the Macao SAR government’s call for targeted poverty alleviation in mainland China.

Sands China was the first integrated resort operator in Macao to purchase goods from the impoverished county, and Monday’s 5,000-kg shipment is the second order of Congjiang mandarin oranges and the fifth batch of products overall that have been received to date. Other goods in previous shipments have included chili sauce, mineral water, oranges and rice.

The mandarin oranges are being served at the company’s back-of-house dining rooms, which service the company’s more than 29,000 team members. Sands China plans to continue ordering 5,000 kg of Congjiang mandarin oranges per week until the end of the growing season in Feb. 2020, totalling about 65,000 kg in all.

“Sands China is very pleased with the quality of goods being received from Congjiang, and we are glad to be able to offer our continuous support to the poverty relief work in the county through our ongoing procurement efforts,” said Dr. Wilfred Wong, president of Sands China Ltd. “The company hopes Congjiang will continue to reap the benefits of its ongoing partnerships with Sands China and other integrated resort operators in Macao.”

The procurement drive with Congjiang was initiated by the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM). It seeks to strengthen cooperation between enterprises in the county and Macao, and to support the central government’s nationwide poverty alleviation work.

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Photo caption: As part of the company’s ongoing support of the Macao government’s call for targeted poverty alleviation in mainland China, Sands China plans to order 65,000 kg of the oranges until the end of the growing season in Feb. 2020.