Various South Korean companies have made various donations to Ethiopia on Wednesday.
The donation was given in an event co-organized by the Embassy of Korea and Ethiopia’s National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) held in Addis Ababa.
South Korean Ambassador Hoonmin Lim and vice Commissioner of NDRMC DameneDarota attended the event, which aimed at acknowledging the voluntary donation made by the Korean businesses and organizations for their voluntary donation.
The support – both in kind and money – is expected to help those who are affected by drought, conflict and flood caused displacements and education centers that are in need of humanitarian assistance.
The service include building capacity of female farmers as well as water well drilling in various parts of the country.
The amount of money or type of the service, however, has not been disclosed.
But Korean embassy and its Addis Abeba-based firms including Korea Export-Import Bank (K-EXIM), Korea Program on International Agriculture (KOPIA), MCM, Deawoo E&C, EKOS Steel Mill Plc, Hyosung Ethiopia, Access Bio, Korea Rural Community Corporation, LG Electronics and Commercial Section, Korean Embassy (KOTRA) were among those who made the support.
“I appreciate this voluntary donation made by the Korea businesses and organizations,” Ambassador Hoonmin said.
“Even though, this assistance will not solve all problems, we hope it will help a few. I believe it will further strengthen the existing relationships of the two countries.”
On the occasion, a Memorandum of Understanding of cooperation was signed between Ambassador of South Korea and National Disaster Risk Management Commission. (Daily Monitor)