Gyeonggi Province Supports Grant of 36 Fire and Rescue Vehicles to 6 Developing Countries, including Vietnam, and Dispatch of Maintenance Teams

Createdd 2019-06-07 Hit 32

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○ Gyeonggi Province grants 36 fire and rescue vehicles and parts to 6 developing countries
– Recipient countries: Vietnam, Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and the Philippines
○ Maintenance team also dispatched to these countries starting with Vietnam and Cambodia from May 29 to June 3

Gyeonggi Province is supporting the grant of 36 fire and rescue vehicles (for which the domestic legal usage period has ended) to 6 developing countries, including Vietnam and Cambodia, in order to improve their disaster response capabilities and strengthen exchange and cooperation with these countries.

According to the announcement made by Gyeonggi Province on May 30, the decision was made to grant a total of 36 fire and rescue vehicles owned by the Gyeonggi Province Fire and Disaster Headquarters, including 7 pump vehicles, 4 water tank vehicles, 1 rescue vehicle, and 24 ambulances, as well as consumables and maintenance parts (684 parts, 9 types), to developing countries as part of its official development assistance (ODA) projects.

These vehicles are currently classified as unavailable in Korea, as their domestic legal usage period has ended.

The vehicles are to be sent to Vietnam (5 vehicles), Cambodia (15), Mongolia (5), Myanmar (4), Indonesia (6) and the Philippines (1). Cambodia’s 15 vehicles were delivered on May 5, and the delivery of the remaining vehicles will be completed in the second half of this year.

The Gyeonggi Province Fire and Disaster Headquarters also plans to send five technical support personnel to these countries to provide training on the maintenance and operation of the vehicles. The team will visit all 6 countries, starting with Vietnam and Cambodia from May 29 to June 3. The team will be sent to Mongolia, Myanmar, Indonesia, and the Philippines during the second half of this year.

A Gyeonggi Province Fire and Disaster Headquarters official said: “So far, the fire rescue vehicle support project has been carried out jointly with the National Fire Agency. But, from this year, Gyeonggi Province decided to independently proceed with the project. The province will provide these developing countries with not only the vehicles, but also with the necessary maintenance and operation skills to help them enhance their disaster response capabilities.”

Between 2006 and 2018, Gyeonggi Province provided a total of 62 fire rescue vehicles to developing countries.