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CP Group delivers first 100,000 masks from its new factory

Jack Burton

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Thailand’s largest private company and one of the world’s largest conglomerates. the Charoen Pokphand Group, better known as CP, presented the first batch of 100,000 surgical facemasks from its own factory to Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn Hospital late this week.

Group Chairman Dhanin Chearavanont says he is delighted that the factory was built in just five weeks, at a cost of some 100 million baht, and began operations this week, producing surgical face masks for free distribution to medical personnel and the public.

Dhanin, with other CP Group executives and the director of Chulalongkorn Hospital, visited the factory in Samut Prakan, just south of Bangkok, to preside over the launch. He said that the company realises the importance of protecting frontline medical personnel in the fight against Covid-19.

Staffed by just 3 supervisors, the factory is fully automated and production takes place in a sterile environment. It has a production capacity of 3 million masks a month.

Dhanin says this is the perfect opportunity for the group to give back to the country:

“Doctors, nurses and other medical personnel are risking their lives, like soldiers on the battleground. I am impressed by their performance.”

Dr. Sutthipong thanked CP for its contribution to Thai society with the construction of the factory, saying that the masks are one of the essential tools to save Thailand during the pandemic.

The masks have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and all proceeds from their sale in the future will go to Chulalongkorn Hospital and the Thai Red Cross Society.

SOURCE: Thai PBS World

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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