ISLAMABAD, /DNA/ – The Republic of Korea has supported the Government of Pakistan’sresponse in controlling the outbreak and spread of COVID-19. The Korean government has already provided oxygen concentrators, Ventilators, and RATs (Rapid Antigen Test) worth USD300,000 to National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).KOICA Alumni Association of Pakistan (KAAP) has provided 40 beds, 50 wheelchairs, and 50 stretchers in AJK, KPK, and Islamabad.
Tomitigatethe impact of COVID-19 and strengthen the hygiene response system ofPakistan, the KOICA (Korea International Cooperation Agency)Pakistan Office handed over 10,000 hand sanitizers to the Ministry Of Climate Change (MoCC).The purpose of providing hand sanitizer to the Ministry is to prevent the spread of infections and decrease the risk of sickness among employees, which will help in creating a safe work environment.
H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Korea said that Korean Government has been supporting Pakistan in the fight against Coronavirus because public health is the essential and fundamental basis for inclusive development.
KOICA is also implementing the project with MoCC for Enhancing Water Quality Monitoring System to Achieve SDG 6in Pakistan for USD 7.4 Million which is currently
under implementation. The major stakeholders of the project are MoCC (Ministry of Climate Change), PHED (Public Health Engineering Department), Punjab & KPK, PCRWR (Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources).
Capt. (retd.) Sikander Qayyum, Secretary MoCC has thanked the South Korean Government for its continued support towards the government of Pakistan’s efforts in overcoming COVID-19. Mr. Seokwoong Yang (Country Director KOICA) Mr. Irfan Tariq (DG Environment),Dr. Saima Shafique(WASH Cell Coordinator), and Mr. Lee heungsu(Deputy Country Director KOICA) attended the ceremony.