Korea donates ambulance, water tanker to Philippine Red Cross

January 25, 2019

THE Korean government donated an ambulance and a water tanker to the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) which will be used in times of disaster and emergencies.

PRC chairman Richard Gordon officially received a P2.43-million Toyota Hi-Ace ambulance and a P5.64-million MAN water tanker through the Korean Embassy, represented by Ambassador Han Dong-Man yesterday.

“The transformational partnership between PRC and the Korean Embassy has gone a long way. Together, we have addressed the immediate needs in disaster-stricken communities. Now, we are on track to save more lives through this new ambulance and water tanker,” Gordon said.

The  water tanker will strengthen PRC’s effort to provide clean and safe water in communities affected by disasters, while the ambulance will enable the organization to save more lives through emergency responses.

PRC now has 20 water tankers that are strategically located in regional water sanitation and hygiene hubs and a fleet of 150 ambulances nationwide.

The Korean Embassy has supported multiple PRC projects in the last three years.