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Government of Japan’s donated ambulances handed over to Pakistan Red Crescent Society

Islamabad, May 29, 2019 (PPI-OT): The Government of Japan has donated fully equipped four ambulances to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society to enhance the operational and outreach capacity of the organization in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi in the wake of unexpected calamities and emergencies.

H.E. Mr. Kuninori Matsuda, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, on Tuesday 28th May 2019 handed over these ambulances to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), one of the largest humanitarian organizations working in Pakistan; at a handing over ceremony held at the PRCS headquarter in Islamabad.

H.E. Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda, Chairman of the PRCS, Dr. Saeed Elahi and other distinguished guests attended the ceremony. It is pertinent to mention here that the Government of Japan had provided financial assistance of $ 71,501 to Pakistan Red Crescent Society last year for the transportation of four ambulances from Japan to Pakistan, installation of emergency/first aid equipment and training of PRCS staff. The purpose of this project is to enhance the outreach capacity of PRCS in the twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi in the wake of unexpected emergencies.

While speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Kuninori Matsuda congratulated the PRCS management for successful completion of the project. He expressed his hope that addition of four new ambulances in the PRCS’ fleet will help the organization to efficiently respond to any unexpected emergency in Islamabad and Rawalpindi and will reach the people who are in immediate need of first aid. Japan will continue to support the people of Pakistan to improve their living standards, and help Pakistan in further strengthening its institutional capacity to cater needs in times of calamities, said Ambassador Matsuda.

Chairman of PRCS, Dr. Saeed Elahi, while speaking on the occasion highly appreciated donation of four ambulances to PRCS by the Government of Japan. He added that the project will further enhance the operational capacity of PRCS in professional way. He also thanked the Embassy of Japan for extending the support in successful completion of the project.

For more information, contact:
Embassy of Japan in Pakistan
53-70, Ramna 5/4, Diplomatic Enclave 1,
Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9072500
Fax: +92-51-9072352
Email: culture@ib.mofa.go.jp
Website: http://www.pk.emb-japan.go.jp

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