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HOUSING: Kookmin employees donate cash

HOUSING: Kookmin employees donate cash

Forty-seven employees of Kookmin Bank, the

largest South Korean bank in Cambodia, have donated US$22,000 to

restore and build houses in Phnom Krom slum communities in Siem Reap

province. Kang Chung Won, chief executive officer of Kookmin Bank, told

the Post by email that the donated money has been used to build four

new houses and to restore three others. In addition, the donation has

been used to provide a free meal to around 2,400 children from the

Phnom Krom slum area, said Kang. "Bread was also given to around 1,000

children." Kang said that Kookmin Bank's employees made a field

investigation for the project in October 2007 and they have chosen to

donate a bit of money to the project every payday. "Korea experienced

poor economic conditions, too. We like giving a hand to Cambodia and

developing together," Kang said.

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