The event saw the presence of Lieutenant General Nguyen Van Son, Deputy Minister of Public Security and representatives of local police units - beneficiaries. The Korean side participating in the event included Mr. Kim Do Hyun, Ambassador to Vietnam, and representatives of Everdigm Group and the Export and Import Bank.
Since 2015, the Vietnamese Fire Prevention, Fighting and Rescue Police Department has cooperated with the Korea Fire Safety Institute, and Technology Trade Informatics and ICT Consultant of Vietnam to implement the project "Investment in equipment and facilities and capacity building for the Vietnamese Fire Police Force". This project, which costs VND 502 billion, has been funded by the Korean Economic Development Cooperation Fund in the form of preferential loans. Of the 81 fire and rescue vehicles handed over this time, 18 are large-sized fire engines, 48 are medium-sized fire engines, and the remainders are rescue vehicles.
All vehicles, which were manufactured by Everdigm Group, were strictly supervised and verified by the Korea Fire Safety Institute from design to production, meeting the fire protection standards of Europe, Korea and Vietnam as well as Vietnam's environmental and standards and infrastructural features.
Speaking at the event, Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Son spoke highly of the Korean Government’s financial support for the Vietnamese fighting and rescue force, contributing to deepening the relationship and cooperation on the basis of mutual trust and support. He believed that these vehicles would be used effectively and become the main fighting assets of the fire protection and fighting police units in the localities.
Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Son also suggested that the Korean Export and Import Bank as well as the Vietnamese relevant agencies continue supporting the MPS to attract more investment from the Korean Government to implement the project "Investment in equipment and facilities and capacity building for the Vietnamese Fire Police Force" (Phase 2), and the project “Building the National Inspection Center for fire protection, fighting and rescue vehicle.”
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