Korean embassy, Korean companies hand over cash donations to NDMA for flood affectees

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Zubair Qureshi

Representatives of the Korean companies in Pakistan and the Korean Embassy, Wednesday handed over cash donations for the relief of flood victims to the National Disaster Management Authority at a ceremony held at the Korean embassy’s premises.

Ambassador of Korea, Suh Sangpyo, Additional Secretary Asia Pacific of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch, Director (Implementation), Raza Iqbal of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and representatives of Mira Power, Mr. Han Seung Nam and on behalf of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, Mr. Ahn Ho Young from Lotte E&C were present at the ceremony.

At the ceremony, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power donated 4.6 million rupees, Mira Power 2 million rupees and the Embassy contributed 2.3 million rupees.

The Ambassador said that this donation is in addition to the donations that have already been made by the Government of Korea and Korean private sector companies and associations working in Pakistan, amounting to USD 300,000 and over USD 500,000, respectively.The ambassador recalled that the first shipment of in-kind relief goods consisting of approximately three hundred thousand water purification tablets, thirty thousand emergency blankets, and various other essential relief items had already been handed over to the NDMA on 25th September at Jinnah International Airport, Karachi, and the second in-kind shipment of relied items consisting of family sized tents, collapsible water bags, and thermal blankets is also on route via a cargo ship will be docked at Karachi Sea Port hopefully by 16th October.

The Ambassador appreciated the NDMA and the Government of Pakistan for their efforts to alleviate the human suffering caused by the floods, and hoped for early recovery.

 

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