By THE NATION
Uthai Tantipimolphan, vice chairman of Myanmar CP Livestock, presented 1 million medical-grade masks from CP Surgical Mask Factory in Thailand to Professor Zaw Than Htun, director-general, the Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Sports, at a ceremony 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 at our factory in Thailand,” remarked Uthai Tantipimolphan, vice chairman, Myanmar CP Livestock.
Uthai added that CP 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. CP Group has been operating in Myanmar since 1996.
Professor Zaw Than said “Myanmar has recorded a growing number of Covid-19 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 for the donation of the masks and we will distribute the masks to the hospitals in need and to Myanmar people.”
Prior to the donation of the surgical masks, CP Group had provided financial support, eggs, chickens, lunch boxes, and processed food to the Myanmar government.