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Samyang Foods donates 800 boxes of noodles to Laos

All Headlines 12:10 August 08, 2018

SEOUL, Aug. 8 (Yonhap) -- Samyang Foods Co. said Wednesday it provided 800 boxes of noodles to Laos to help those displaced by the deadly flooding in the Southeast Asian country.

The company said 500 boxes of noodles were handed over to the Thai Red Cross Society on Wednesday, following another 300 boxes that were delivered late last month immediately after the disaster.

The donation comes as a series of South Korean companies have come forward to assist in the emergency relief effort.

One of five auxiliary dams in the Xepian-Xe Nam Noy project in southwestern Laos gave way on July 23, flooding several nearby villages and displacing thousands of people. The disaster killed at least 31 and has left dozens of others still missing, according to local media.

SK Engineering & Construction, a South Korean builder, has a 26 percent stake in the US$1.02 billion hydropower project, which also involves another South Korean company as well as Thai and Laotian partners.

South Korean retail giant Lotte donated $100,000 to Laos for the purchase of relief goods and restoration of the damaged area. SK Group has also offered to donate $10 million in relief aid to the Southeast Asian country, and Korean Air Lines Co. sent 36,000 liters of mineral water and 2,000 blankets for the victims.

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