SEOUL, Aug. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — SK Energy Co., one of the leading oil refiners in South Korea, plans to expand support for Goyohan Mobility, a program designed to create jobs for hearing-impaired people.
The company announced on Thursday that it will bear a certain portion of the fuel costs incurred when taxis participating in the Goyohan (meaning “silent” in Korean) Mobility program fill up at SK Energy’s liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) charging stations.
An exclusive filling service for Goyohan Mobility taxis will also be provided at an SK Energy LPG charging stations located in the Gangnam District of Seoul.
To contribute to the prosperity of the program, the LPG charging station will also offer a variety of other amenities, including a car wash, repair and maintenance services, as well as a rest room for drivers.
The program was launched in June last year under the name of ‘Goyohan Taxi’ by social enterprise Coactus Ltd. with the goal of creating jobs for hearing-impaired people.
Coactus developed a mobile app to enable communication between hearing-impaired drivers and passengers, creating an environment where hearing-impaired people can work as taxi drivers.
SK Energy and SK Telecom Co. entered into a business agreement with Coactus in March last year. The SK Group affiliates have provided a variety of support, including the dedicated gas station and other car-related services.
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