MOL Transports Used Wheelchairs to Cambodia


By MarEx 2017-02-10 21:02:03

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) provided ocean transport of used wheelchairs collected by the nonprofit organization The Volunteers Group to Send Wheelchairs to Overseas Children for donation to the Cambodian Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training, Support Office of Disabled People. 

This is the sixth time MOL has cooperated with this program, dating back to 2010.

The container ship, loaded with a total of 90 wheelchairs, left the Port of Tokyo on November 25, 2016, and arrived at the Port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on December 9. 

On February 1, 2017, Minister, Ministry of Social Affair, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, and President of Disability Action Council, held a ceremony to mark the donation, and Sukit Rungpipat (Senior Advisor to MOL Cambodia) attended the ceremony from MOL side, receiving the Council's comment saying, "We appreciate the attendance of MOL representatives at the ceremony today. MOL has supported our activities by providing free ocean transport of used wheelchairs. We look forward to your ongoing support of Cambodian children with physical disabilities."

MOL takes a proactive stance in social contribution activities that are unique to an ocean transport company with a global network.

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