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Korean Air Transports Emergent Aid to Nepal for Free
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Korean Air Transports Emergent Aid to Nepal for Free
  • By Lee Song-hoon
  • May 15, 2015, 09:45
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Kim Sung-joo (left), head of the Korean Red Cross, and Ji Chang-hoon (right), executive vice president of Korean Air, participated in a ceremony for the free shipment to Nepal at the headquarters of the Korean Red Cross on May 14.
Kim Sung-joo (left), head of the Korean Red Cross, and Ji Chang-hoon (right), executive vice president of Korean Air, participated in a ceremony for the free shipment to Nepal at the headquarters of the Korean Red Cross on May 14.

 

Korean Air is transporting about 35 tons of emergent aid from the Korean Red Cross to Nepal without charge, the company said.

The shipment’s value is about 100 million won (US$91,983), Korean Air said.

Korean Air had a ceremony for the free shipment at the headquarters of the Korean Red Cross on May 14, where Ji Chang-hoon, executive vice president of Korean Air, and Kim Sung-joo, head of the Korean Red Cross, participated. 

An official from Korean Air said that the company concluded the free shipment in order to support the Korean Red Cross’ relief activities in Nepal.

Korean Air has been supporting Nepal’s earthquake victims by providing 24,000 bottles of water, 2000 blankets and about 45 tons of relief items, the company said.