Angkor Gold Corp. (TSXV:ANK) reported that a third medical supply container was delivered on December 7, 2012 as part of its growing Sustainable Community Development program in Cambodia. The container arrived in Pursat Province, eastern Cambodia and was met by a welcoming committee composed of staff, government representatives, and Angkor’s CEO and VP Corporate Social Responsibility, Mike and Delayne Weeks. Celebrations were held on December 22, 2012 with over 1000 people attending, including provincial and federal government representatives, local TV and newspapers.
As quoted in the press release:
The 9 tonnes of medical supplies delivered include medicine and surgical materials to support 8 health centres and the province’s referral hospital. Also supplied were 8 birthing beds / examination tables, an infant incubator, electrocardiogram equipment (ECG), and a full dental suite with chair, lights, x-ray, etc. Pursat has a population over 400,000; the infant incubator, ECG and dental suite are described as premier assets in the province. Angkor’s team undertook a “needs assessment” in May 2012 and then worked with its partner, International Hope Canada, to organise the shipment of the container from Winnipeg, Canada in October, 2012.
Angkor Gold CEO Mike Weeks said:
Our Sustainable Community Development program is the third strand of our ACTION strategy. It is a key part of our social licence to operate. The medical equipment and supplies within these shipments are accomplished by a successful partnership between Angkor and International Hope Canada (IHC) – an amazing group of volunteers that really is one of Canada’s best kept secrets. I’d like to thank them and the Angkor team for another outstanding operation.