Korean companies provide 10,000 masks to KP government


ISLAMABAD, JUNE 26 (DNA) – Korean investors in Pakistan’s hydropower sector have not remained inattentive to suffering of the Pakistani people from COVID-19 pandemic.

In an effort to help contain the spread of COVID-19 in the Khyber Pakhtunkwa province, the Korean companies including the consortium of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) and LOTTE Engineering & Construction, and Korea Energy Asrit Kedam (KOAK) Power, handed over 10,000 pieces of made-in-Korea washable-and-reusable face masks to the KP government.

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At the handing-over ceremony at the Korean Embassy in Islamabad on June 26th, 2020, H.E. Mr. Kwak Sung-kyu, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Pakistan, H.E. Mr. Himayatullah Khan, Advisor to Chief Minister for Energy, accompanied by Mr. Muhammad Zubair, Energy Secretary, Mr. Ahn Ho-young, Chief Representative of LOTTE Engineering & Construction Pakistan Branch Office, and Mr. Kim Kyung-sik, CEO of KOAK Power were present.

Mr. Khan expressed his gratitude on behalf of the KP government for the good-will gesture of the Korean companies. Regarding it as appraisable beyond a simple act of corporate social responsibility, Ambassador Kwak highly appreciated the Korean investors’ initiative in support of the local community during this trying time.

In last April, the Korean government provided $300,000 to the World Health Organization in Pakistan to support Pakistan’s response in controlling the spread of COVID-19, and the Korean investors in Pakistan’s hydropower sector also joined in contributing to this cause by providing additional $47,000.