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NEC donates SGD10,000 to support relief efforts following the Kumamoto earthquake

Singapore, 13 June 2016 - NEC Asia Pacific and NEC Corporation’s Global Safety Division (GSD) have donated SGD10,000 to the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) as part of the NEC Make-a-Difference Drive* to support relief and recovery efforts for those affected by the earthquakes that struck Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan in April 2016. A cheque was presented to the SRC on 3 June 2016.


Employees from NEC Asia Pacific and NEC Corporation’s GSD, combined to raise a total of SGD8,319.00 with NEC Asia Pacific contributing the remaining amount.


"We thank NEC Asia Pacific, NEC Corporation and their employees for galvanizing donations for our relief efforts in Kumamoto, Japan. Your spirit of generosity and solidarity definitely last a long way to help survivors in their resilience and recovery. We will continue to deliver the required aid, to improve the lives of those who are affected by the devastating earthquake" said Mr. Steven Choo, Deputy Secretary General (Administration) of Singapore Red Cross, a homegrown humanitarian organization.


“Our heart goes out to all of the families and communities affected by these devastating earthquakes. We hope that our contribution will give relief to those affected and that their safety and well-being can be restored as soon as possible,” said Mr. Lim Kok Quee, Managing Director and Deputy CEO of NEC Asia Pacific.




(*)NEC Make-a-Difference Drive (MDD)  

The NEC MDD started in 1999, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the establishment of NEC, as an initiative in regional community contribution activities with NEC Group members volunteering under the slogan "Making a Better Difference. Think Globally, Act Locally". The objective of the NEC MDD is to contribute to solving problems in local communities, to foster a sociocentric corporate mentality, and to enhance corporate value by making regional contributions through community activities in various parts of the world.


About NEC Asia Pacific Pte Ltd


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