KOREAN Water Resources Corporation (K-water) yesterday donated over $34,000 to support ongoing preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
K-water is a Korean based company that is currently in country managing operations of the Tina Hydro Dam construction in Guadalcanal.
Tina Hydro Limited is part of this mother company, K-water.
Yong Hoon Chang, Chief Executive Officer of Tina Hydro Limited in handing over the cheque expressed thanks towards the Ministry of Health as the lead government ministry in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic for the job well done in keeping the people and country safe.
“Thank you so much to the Ministry of Health but also the government at large and all other important stakeholders who have worked so hard to keep us all safe from COVID-19.
“Your tireless efforts has enabled us to continue live freely and more importantly for us, continue with our work undisrupted, as would be the case if we had a COVID-19 community transmission.”
Chang said the donation is also to demonstrate commitment of the company to support national efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This virus threatens everyone and all businesses, no one is immune from it therefore in order for us to tackle it we must all work together and support each other.
“Therefore we are once again pleased to support current COVID-19 efforts with the donation of over $34,000.”
The support received from K-water is not the first; previously the company had also donated huge numbers of personal protective gears for COVID-19 frontline workers including AUD$12,000 in July 2020.
Dr Gregory Jilini MHMS Deputy Secretary Health Care, in receiving the cheque thanked K-water for their continuous support that has enabled health to afford for very basic but crucially important items to support health in its COVID-19 operations, more especially the current vaccination roll out.
“As health continues with its COVID-19 vaccination roll out across the country little things really do matter, such as bottle of water, fuel, torch lights and so forth that has the potential to halt operations if lacking or in inadequate supplies.
“Therefore thank you so much for coming our once again to support health’s efforts again COVID-19.”