ROK, UNHCR donates KF94 masks, ambulances to MoHS

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Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe speaks at the virtual ceremony of ROK and UNHCR donating face masks and ambulances to MoHS on 25 December 2020. Photo: MNA

The Republic of Korea and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) donated masks and ambulances to the Ministry of Health and Sports to support Myanmar’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe attended the donation ceremony via videoconferencing yesterday.
During the ceremony, the Union Minister expressed words of thanks on behalf of the healthcare workers of COVID-19 treatment centres and hospitals and officials of the public health department who conduct ground survey for the control of COVID-19.
He also highlighted the more substantial bilateral relation between Myanmar and ROK through donations and planned to cooperate with ROK to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on businesses and socio-economic sectors in accordance with New Southern Policy Plus of ROK.
He stressed more than $3.2million worth of donations by ROK, KOICA, KOFIH, ASEAN-Korea Fund, Korean organizations, companies and the Koreans living in Myanmar for COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment activities.
Then, Economic Advisor to ROK President and Chairman for Presidential Committee on New Southern Policy Mr Park Bok-Yeong and UNHCR Representative in Myanmar Ms Hai Kyung Jun briefed the donation.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein also expressed words of thanks to the donors.
Mr Park Bok-Yeong, Korean Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Lee Sang-hwa and Ms Hai Kyung Jun handed over $279,361 worth of 416,958 KF94 masks to Deputy Director-General of Yangon Region Public Health and Medical Services Department Dr Tun Myint.
Korean Association Representative Mr Chun Sung Ho presented five ambulances to Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.–MNA (Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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