CHINA POWERCHINA does its part in Phuket rescue


POWERCHINA does its part in Phuket rescue

20:45, July 09, 2018

Staff members of the Thailand branch of SINOHYDRO Corporation volunteer to participate in the rescue in Phuket in southern Thailand. (Photos: POWERCHINA)

Power Construction Corporation of China, the world's largest power engineering contractor, immediately set up a rescue team to aid in search efforts after two tourist boats were reported capsized off Phuket in southern Thailand on July 5.

After the accident, strong winds were still blowing as searchers worked off the tourist island of Phuket in the Andaman Sea. The Thailand branch of SINOHYDRO Corporation, a subsidiary of POWERCHINA, immediately sent five Chinese staff of the Phuket 500kv trans-ocean power transmission line to the rescue site.

Translators from SINOHYDRO Corporation interpret at the press conference held in Thailand. 

Meanwhile, the Asia-Pacific headquarters of POWERCHINA launched an emergency response procedure and set up a volunteer rescue team comprised of translators, relief material distributors and drivers.

"As a Chinese company, we have the responsibility to do our part and help search for more survivors," said Ji Xiaoyong, president of POWERCHINA Asia-Pacific.

The POWERCHINA rescue team brings aid materials for the injured. 

The team also coordinated with the China General Chamber of Commerce in Thailand to support the rescue teams in hopes of finding more survivors, smoothing cooperation between China's rescue teams and Thailand government departments and guaranteeing an adequate supply of food and water for the injured, according to Huang Zheng, general manager of the Thailand branch of SINOHYDRO Corporation.

The POWERCHINA rescue team brings aid materials for the injured. 

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