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KRC pushes joint projects with Egypt, Thailand

Korea Rural Community Corp. president Lee Sang-mu met with Thai counterparts to discuss Korea’s renovation deals on Thai dam facilities, the KRC said Monday.

The KRC chief had in-depth talks with Lertviroj Kowattana, the chief of the Royal Irrigation Department of Thailand, to discuss renovation projects for the Rama VI Dam and water lock gates.

In addition, Lee and Kowattana also discussed the Korean pilot development businesses in Pran Buri and Phetchaburi, Thailand, to set up the water management system. 

Korea Rural Community Corp. president Lee Sang-mu (right) shakes hands with Egyptian Shore Protection Authority Director Ibrahim Ghaly during the World Water Forum on Sunday. (KRC)
Korea Rural Community Corp. president Lee Sang-mu (right) shakes hands with Egyptian Shore Protection Authority Director Ibrahim Ghaly during the World Water Forum on Sunday. (KRC)

The KRC and the RID have been cooperating on the water control system since 2006. The two government institutions engaged in development deals, leading to stronger ties.

In a related development, the KRC also met with Egyptian counterparts on the opening day of the World Water Forum on Sunday.

KRC signed an MOU with Egyptian Shore Protection Authority Director Ibrahim Ghaly. Through the MOU, KRC and the Egyptian Shore Protection Authority agreed to share hydro management skills as well as carry out joint research for skill development.

Korea Rural Community Corp. president Lee Sang-mu (right) meets with his Thai counterpart Lertviroj Kowattana during the World Water Forum at the Daegu EXCO on Sunday. (KRC)
Korea Rural Community Corp. president Lee Sang-mu (right) meets with his Thai counterpart Lertviroj Kowattana during the World Water Forum at the Daegu EXCO on Sunday. (KRC)

A KRC staff stated that Egypt had been showing a huge interest in Korea’s seawall and shore protection infrastructure, and expressed willingness to collaborate.

“One of the major goals of this year’s World Water Forum is to widen global exchange and cooperative ties, to help developing countries to resolve water control issues, such as in irrigation, drainage and water management,” Lee said.

By Chung Joo-won  (joowonc@heraldcorp.com)
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