Abdul Karim (left) holding an isolation gown donated by CHEC Malaysia yesterday.

Builder donates PPE to frontliners

KUCHING: CHEC Construction (Malaysia) has donated an assortment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The wholly-owned subsidiary of engineering giant China Harbour Engineering Company Limited donated items, including 5,000 isolation gowns, 1,000 medical goggles, 50,000 face masks and 1,000 surgical gowns.

State Disaster Management Committee deputy chairman Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah received the items on the behalf of the state government yesterday.

According to CHEC Malaysia’s managing director Deng Bo, the company strongly believed in giving back to society.

“Besides that, having learned from the experience of handling Covid-19 early on, they know the importance of keeping medical frontliners safe with proper PPE.

“CHEC Malaysia hopes our practical support, which we specially flew in from China, will effectively facilitate the prevention and mitigation efforts of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic spread in Sarawak,” he said in a press statement.

CHEC Malaysia has been operating in Malaysia since 1993. Over the years, the company has undertaken over 50 projects in marine works, dredging, reclamation, roads and bridge construction, as well as railway works.