PCFC donates Dh400,000 for quake victims

DUBAI — Employees of Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) have donated Dh400,000 for purchase of relief equipment for the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Pakistan earlier this month.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 29 Oct 2005, 10:35 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 9:03 PM

Mahmoud Saleh, Secretary-General of the Corporate Office, led the initiative and was responsible for coordinating with the Dubai Aid and Humanitarian City for the purchase and transfer of relief equipment. The relief including tents, surgical equipment, surgical tents, medical and surgical kits and water purification tablets were loaded on to trucks in the presence of Abdul Hameed, Consul-General of Pakistan, Barbara Castek, CEO of Dubai Aid and Humanitarian City, and Mahmoud Saleh. The equipment were shifted to Abu Dhabi to be flown to Pakistan.

“We appreciate this gesture from our employees who came forward to help victims of this tragedy that hit South Asia. Our staff have lived up to the spirit of Ramadan and shared in the grief and suffering of the people of Pakistan by donating money and offering moral support. The impact of the quake not only killed over 50,000 people, but also left several thousands injured and homeless. The extremely cold weather conditions in northern Pakistan have also hampered relief efforts, and there is a need for special equipment for these conditions.”

He also thanked the suppliers of the equipment for their support and cooperation in providing all the required material at a very short notice.

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