The Republic of Korea government presented COVID-19 test kits to Myanmar yesterday.
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe received the donation items at his office in Nay Pyi Taw.
ROK Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Lee Sang-hwa explained the donation as bilateral relations between the two countries become stronger after the official visit of their president to Myanmar last year and their commitment to foster this relation.
Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe expressed thanks for the donation.
Ambassador Mr Lee Sang-hwa represented for the Korean government, KOICA Myanmar Chief Representative Mr Lee Youn-Soo for the KOICA Myanmar and a representative presented the donations of test kits worth of US$ 50,000 from the ROK government, RNA Extraction kits worth of $500,000 from the KOICA Myanmar and 15,000 sets of viral transport media worth of $52,500 from the Hyundai Engineering and Constructions Co.Ltd.
The Union Minister also received donation items of local well-wishers in the afternoon. At the ceremony, Myanmar monks studying in India presented K10 million, followed by contributions of people from social network K20.8 million, batch 7/2016 of officer management course at the Central Institute of Civil Service (Lower Myanmar) K1.1 million, former trainees of English language proficiency course group (1) of section (2) at 1/2018 K550,000 and Director Daw Khin Lay Nyo and staff members of Ministry of Health and Sports K130,000.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)