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

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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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