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POWERCHINA volunteers to take part in Phuket rescue

Updated: 2018-07-06

Power Construction Corporation of China (POWERCHINA), the world's largest power engineering contractor, immediately set up a rescue team to aid in the search for tourists whose two boats were reported capsized off the coast of Phuket in southern Thailand on July 5.

Strong winds were blowing as rescue teams searched for the missing tourists off the coast of Phuket in the Andaman Sea. The Thailand branch of SINOHYDRO Corporation, a subsidiary of POWERCHINA, immediately sent five Chinese staff from the Phuket 500kv trans-ocean power transmission line to the rescue site.

Meanwhile, the Asia Pacific headquarters of POWERCHINA followed emergency response procedures, setting up a volunteer rescue team comprising of translators, relief material distributors and drivers.

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

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

POWERCHINA volunteers to take part in Phuket rescue

Staff members of the Thailand branch of SINOHYDRO Corporation volunteer to participate in the rescue in Phuket in southern Thailand. [Photo/POWERCHINA]

POWERCHINA volunteers to take part in Phuket rescue

The POWERCHINA rescue team gives aid to the injured. [Photo/POWERCHINA]

POWERCHINA volunteers to take part in Phuket rescue

A press conference is held for the accident by the embassy of China in Thailand. [Photo/POWERCHINA]

POWERCHINA volunteers to take part in Phuket rescue

Translators from SINOHYDRO Corporation interpret for the press conference held in Thailand. [Photo/POWERCHINA]