POSCO International donates diagnostic kits to MoHS

Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe (centre right) accepts the diagnostic kits donated by POSCO International Cooperation (Myanmar E&P) on 21 August.  Photo:MNA
Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe (centre right) accepts the diagnostic kits donated by POSCO International Cooperation (Myanmar E&P) on 21 August.  Photo:MNA

POSCO International Corporation (Myanmar E&P) donated RT-PCR machine and diagnostic reagents to the Ministry of Health and Sports for diagnosis of COVID-19 at the Ministry of Electricity and Energy in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. A ceremony to present certificates of honour to POSCO International Cooperation, a joint-ventured company with Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, and other donor companies was also held at the ministry. The event was attended by Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing, Union Minister for Health and Sport Dr Myint Htwe, Deputy Ministers for Electricity and Energy U Khin Maung Win and Dr Tun Naing, Permanent Secretary U Than Zaw, officials from relevant departments, POSCO International Corporation (Myanmar E&P)’s Managing Director Mr Jung Hwan Lee and officials, electricity, and energy partner companies’ officials and invited guests. Union Minister U Win Khaing said that POSCO International Corporation was implementing Corporate Social Responsibility- CSR programmes in education, health, social, infrastructure and environmental conservation sectors at their projects’ areas.
The Union Minister expressed thanks to the corporation for not only donating to the project areas’ quarantine centres and hospitals but also for contributing some US$ 200,000 for COVID-19 preventive materials for the hospitals in Yangon where most of the COVID-19 patients are being treated. The cooperation also donated diagnostic reagents, which were imported from Korea and can do 10,000 tests, to MoHS on 18 April.
The Union Minister thanked to other Electricity and Energy partnership companies and Oil and Gas partnership companies for their donations for combating COVID-19. POSCO International Corporation (Myanmar E&P) explained its CSR programmes with video clips. Union Minister U Win Khaing handed over the RT-PCR machine and other medical supplies donated by POSCO International Corporation (Myanmar E& P) to Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe, who returned certificates of honour. Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing, Deputy Ministers U Khin Maung Win and Dr Tun Naing, Permanent Secretary U Than Kyaw gave certificates of honours to the officials of 23 companies which donated medical equipment for combating COVID-19. Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe said the lab tests are very important for combatting COVID-19, and the donated RT-PCR machine and diagnostic reagents will be greatly beneficial for combatting COVID-19 after timely testing people for the virus. The ministry is currently working on controlling the spread of COVID-19 that was recently found in Rakhine State by issuing instructions and setting up plans in line with the central committee’s guidelines not to spread the virus in other regions.—MNA (Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung and Khine Thazin Han)

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