K-water opens first overseas office in Malaysia
The Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water) opened a Southeast Asia Regional Collaboration Office in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, its first overseas office.
Its role is to find water-related business opportunities in Southeast Asia, help Korean companies tap into that regional market and oversee all Southeast Asian business projects K-water is working on.
K-water is working on a water supply network in Karian, Indonesia, and building a hydroelectric power plant in Angat, Philippines.
Around 60 officials from the Korean Embassy in Malaysia, the country's Ministry of Environment and Water and Malaysian Investment Development Authority attended the opening ceremony.
“The office is expected to play a major role in establishing a partnership in the Malaysian waterworks infrastructure improvement project through cooperation between the water companies of the two countries,” said Mohd Fazil bin Ismail, director of Malaysia's National Water Services Commission's communications and consumer affairs unit, during the ceremony.
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