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Mapletree donated over 2 million disposable medical masks to assist in alleviating shortage in the battle against Covid-19 virus
May 25, 2020
  • More than 30 beneficiaries from countries in which the Group operates have received Mapletree’s mask donation

SINGAPORE – Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd (“Mapletree” or “the Group”) is pleased to donate over 2 million disposable medical masks to assist various frontline agencies in the battle against Covid-19, and to help alleviate the mask shortage situation in countries that it operates in. The Group has distributed masks to more than 30 beneficiaries nominated by the Mapletree offices globally, ranging from medical workers including those in healthcare, nursing homes, and law enforcement, as well as community caregivers for vulnerable groups such as the elderly, children and underprivileged.

The Group’s distribution covered Singapore; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Sydney, Australia; Hong Kong SAR; Bengaluru and Chennai, India; Reading, Cambridge and Kent, the United Kingdom (UK) and  New York and Los Angeles, the United States (US).

Mapletree’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, said, “Covid-19 is a pandemic, and as a global company with a strong focus on corporate social responsibility, we strive to extend support to the communities in the markets where we have a presence. Our effort to donate masks to the local frontline workers and community caregivers in those countries conveys our commitment to assist them in their fight against the virus.”

The beneficiaries have received 3-ply and CE certified disposable medical masks. In Malaysia, 400,800 masks were distributed through The Edge Covid-19 Equipment Fund. In the UK, the campaign was through Reading Borough Council, and in the US through the Mayoral Offices of New York and Los Angeles, which received 252,000 masks each.

Mr Hiew added, “We are happy to partner with various organisations aligned to the same goal to distribute the masks to where they are needed most.”

In Singapore, the masks were distributed directly to foreign workers housed in isolation areas under the care of National University Hospital (NUH), ancillary medical staff at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) as well as selected sheltered homes for the aged and youths, and a community hospital.

“NUH first received support from Mapletree when it provided bento lunch boxes to our frontline healthcare workers. We are happy to receive masks on behalf of the foreign workers under our care, and hope to continue working with similar organisations,” said NUH Chief Operating Officer, Ms Clara Sin.

“We would like to thank Mapletree for the kind donation of masks to our ancillary staff at TTSH and NCID. We are grateful for the support of our corporate partners who stand united with us in the fight against Covid-19,” said Ms Loh Shu Ching, Executive Director, Division for Central Health, TTSH and Co-Chair of the TTSH Staff Wellness Committee.

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Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman and Mr Wan Kwong Weng, Group Chief Corporate Officer from Mapletree Investments presented the donation of masks for ancillary staff at TTSH and NCID to Ms Loh Shu Ching, Executive Director, Division of Central Health and Mr Dominic Tung, Assistant Director of HR Wellness from TTSH

 
Dr Teoh Hock Luen, clinical lead at Sungei Tengah Lodge, received masks on behalf of the foreign workers at the dormitories under the care of NUH, from Mr Wan Kwong Weng, Group Chief Corporate Officer from Mapletree Investments


Mr Joseph Tan, Deputy Director, Operations from SGH received the donation of masks from Mr Wan Kwong Weng, Group Chief Corporate Officer from Mapletree Investments


Mapletree's donation of masks for Covid-19 to The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd in Malaysia
(From L-R): Mr John Kwan, Assistant Centre Manager, Jaya Shopping Centre from Mapletree Investments, Ms Lim Shiew Yuin, Deputy Managing Director and Mr Joehari Abdul Jabbar, General Manager, Circulation from The Edge Communications Sdn Bhd


Mapletree’s masks donation to frontliners fighting Covid-19 at hospitals through the Mayor's Office in New York City, the US


Councillor Jason Brock, Leader of Reading Borough Council, in Reading, the UK, received donation of masks from Mapletree Investments


Mr Vincent W.H. Chan, General Manager of Charles K Kao Foundation, received Mapletree’s mask donation from Ms Carol Chan, Head of Marketing & Promotions, Festival Walk, Hong Kong SAR

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ABOUT MAPLETREE

Mapletree is a leading real estate development, investment, capital and property management company headquartered in Singapore. Its strategic focus is to invest in markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. By combining its key strengths, the Group has established a track record of award-winning projects, and delivers consistent and high returns across real estate asset classes.

Mapletree currently manages four Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and six private equity real estate funds, which hold a diverse portfolio of assets in Asia Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US).

As at 31 March 2019, Mapletree owns and manages S$55.7 billion of office, retail, logistics, industrial, residential and lodging properties.

The Group’s assets are located across 12 markets globally, namely Singapore, Australia, China, Europe, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the UK, the US and Vietnam. To support its global operations, Mapletree has established an extensive network of offices in these countries.

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