COVID-19 response:Offer of the stockpiled ASEF equipment to Asian countries
May 25, 2021
- As the assistance for COVID-19 response, the Government of Japan has approved the provision to the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the People's Republic of Bangladesh with approximately 490,000 items including 5 different types of goods such as isolation gowns, which are part of the Asia-Europe Foundation’s stockpiled items financed by Japan.
- These goods will be delivered to each country from the warehouse in Singapore in coordination with the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO).
(Reference 1)Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) was founded in 1996 in Singapore as a permanent body of Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). It has been engaged in multiple activities with a focus on the socio-cultural field.
(Reference 2)Content of the equipment to be provided
(1) For the Kingdom of Cambodia
15,000 isolation gowns, 1,250 safety goggles, and 50,000 gloves
(2)For the Lao People’s Democratic Republic
20,000 isolation gowns, 1,250 safety goggles, and 50,000 gloves
(3)For the People's Republic of Bangladesh
30,000 isolation gowns, 2,500 safety goggles, and 100,000 gloves