ST Telemedia Donates Infrared Fever Screening System for Phnom Penh International Airport
Phnom Penh, 1 September 2009 - In response to the request of the Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Singapore Technologies Telemedia (ST Telemedia), a leading Information-communications company with operations in the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas and Europe, has donated an Infrared Fever Screening System (IFss) for use at Phnom Penh International Airport’s arrival hall. The IFss provides a vital support to the Cambodian Government’s ongoing action to contain the spread of the Influenza A/H1N1 global pandemic in the country.
At a ceremony at Phnom Penh International Airport today, the newly installed IFss was officially presented to H.E. Dr. Mam Bunheng, Cambodia’s Minister of Health, by Mrs Kuan Kwee Jee, ST Telemedia’s Senior Vice President, Strategic Relations, and witnessed by Singapore Ambassador to Cambodia, H.E. Tan Yee Woan. Also present at the Ceremony were senior officials from various Cambodian government agencies and senior executives from ST Telemedia and Mfone Company Ltd.
“ST Telemedia has been involved in Cambodia’s community development projects since 2005. This gift of the Infrared Fever Screening System further demonstrates our commitment to the success and well-being of the people of Cambodia,” said Mr Lee Theng Kiat, President & Chief Executive Officer of ST Telemedia.
The IFss, which cost approximately US$75,000 (about 310,950,000 Cambodian Riel), uses a leading-edge electro-optics technology for rapid real-time mass screening. To equip the Cambodian officials to operate the system, ST Telemedia has arranged for two engineers from the equipment manufacturer to fly from Singapore to Phnom Penh to provide on-site training.