SEOUL, Dec.7 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean household electronics maker Coway has made good on a promise to build 1,000 pump wells in Cambodia over the past 10 years as part of its corporate philanthropic programs.
Coway announced that workers had finished installing the 1,000th well on December 4 in Kampot, Cambodia.
The company has invested 120 million won to make 100 wells every year since 2006, under the slogan ‘1,000 wells in 10 years’.
Since there were many houses without electricity, 999 wells were made to pump water manually.
The 1,000th well was made in the form of a faucet at the AnChor elementary school in Ta Reach village, Kampot, so that more children have access to clean water. The faucet pumps underground water with an automatic pump powered by solar energy.
Through Coway’s efforts over the past 10 years, almost 50,000 citizens living in 14 Cambodian states now have access to clean drinking water.
“Coway kept its promise to find places in need of clean water, and make wells continuously, showing real corporate philanthropy,” said Khoch Kunhour, the Governor of Kampot, commenting on the project.
Coway doesn’t have a plant or local headquarters in Cambodia. However, company officials explained that many communities in Cambodia suffered from a lack of clean water, and as the ‘water company’ representing Korea, Coway made an effort to use its resources for the benefit of others in need.
The company also plans to maintain and service the wells, so that local residents can continue to benefit from clean water.
By Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)