[Yangon, Myanmar] Myanmar C.P. Livestock Company Limited has donated 1 million surgical masks to the Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports to support frontline medical professionals in the effort to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Uthai Tantipimolphan, Vice Chairman, Myanmar C.P. Livestock Co., Ltd. presented 1 million medical-grade masks from C.P. Surgical Mask Factory in Thailand to Professor Zaw Than Htun, Director General, the Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Sports during a ceremony held at the Ministry of Health and Sports in Yangon.
“As Myanmar experiences the outbreak of the COVID-19, we would like to extend our support to the Myanmar government and Myanmar people, especially the frontline workers by contributing 1 million medical-grade surgical masks to Myanmar. The surgical masks were produced from our factory “C.P. Social Impact Company Limited” in Thailand. With the support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we have now delivered the masks to Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports. Charoen Pokphand Group Co., Ltd. (Thailand) and Myanmar C.P. Livestock wishes for Myanmar to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic soon,” remarked Mr. Uthai Tantipimolphan, Vice Chairman, Myanmar C.P. Livestock Co., LTD.
Mr. Uthai added that Charoen Pokphand Group operates its business by adhering to the Three-Benefit Principles. The business should benefit not only the company, but also the country that the business operates in and the communities and society as a whole. Charoen Pokphand Group has been operating in Myanmar since 1996. For over 24 years of operation, the company has created employment opportunities for local communities and has contributed to the national and economic development of Myanmar.
Professor Zaw Than Htun, Director General, the Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Sports explains, “Myanmar has recorded a growing number of COVID-19 confirmed cases. To effectively prevent and control the spread of the virus, we must cover our nose and mouth. Surgical masks are essential for the people and healthcare professionals to fight the pandemic. We would like to sincerely thank Charoen Pokphand Group (C.P. Group) for the donation of the masks and we will distribute the masks to the hospitals in need and to Myanmar people.”
The 1-million masks donated will be disseminated via 3 main organizations, which are the Ministry of Health and Sports, The Office of Chief Minister, Yangon Region Government, and Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development – UEHRD.
Prior to the donation of the surgical masks, Charoen Pokphand Group has provided financial support, eggs, chickens, lunch boxes, and processed food to the Myanmar government.