The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is once again grateful towards the generosity of Korea Water Resources Corporation, known in short, as K-water for a cheque donation of AUD5,800 equivalent to over 34,000 SBD 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.
Mr 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”,
Mr Yong Hoon Chang highlighted that as such, the donation of the AUD5, 800 dollars is to show appreciation but also 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 5,800 thousand AUD dollars”.
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 AUD12K in July 2020.
Dr Gregory Jilini MHMS Deputy Secretary Health Care, in receiving the cheque thanked K-water for their continues 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”.
Dr Jilini also went on to further highlight that the Ministry remains grateful to all other private sector firms and individual entrepreneurs in the country for continuous support towards current efforts against COVID-19 operations and vaccination.
“Truly only together we can reach our full potential to effectively respond to this global pandemic. The success of health and surely overall national effort in preventing a community transmission very much depend on our cooperation, partnerships and collaboration across sectors and to all levels of governance and communities”.