Singapore-born humanitarian NGO, Mercy Relief (MR), has inked a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Singapore’s leading marine civil engineering company, HSL Constructor Pte Ltd (HSL), to better address the disadvantaged coastal communities in the region.

The MoC, which was signed at the launch of HSL’s new corporate logo earlier this evening, will see HSL value-add toand complement the NGO’s regional relief, development and disaster risk mitigation efforts through its corporate assets and engineering expertise focusing on coastal communities and infrastructures. With its engineering expertise in wharf and jetty-building, HSL will provide advice and applied research in the areas of structural and technological development of coastal areas to enhance environmental protection for communities that are especially vulnerable to hydro-meteorological disasters such as typhoons and tropical storms.

The collaboration will also allow HSL to map out a new pattern of philanthropic activities at MR’s area of operations in the region. This includes exposing its 600-strong staff to volunteer work to support MR’s humanitarian projects both locally and abroad.

HSL also presented a cheque of SGD 100,000 to help MR with its own institutional expansion to meet with the growing demands for assistance in the region.

MR Advisor, Speaker of Parliament Abdullah Tarmugi who was the Guest-of-Honour, received the cheque on MR’s behalf from HSL Managing Director Lim Choo Leng, witnessed by JTC Chairman Cedric Foo and MR Chairman T K Udairam.  Mr Abdullah stressed on the significance of Corporate-NGO collaborations saying that “these partnerships can further enhance the emerging amalgamated dual sector humanitarian response and risk mitigation in the region, and in tandem provide added impetus for holistic corporate philanthropic commitment that contributes to the growth of the humanitarian sector.”

HSL MD Lim Choo Leng and HSL Executive Director Wong Chin Sing (far right) handing over the cheque to MR Chairman T K Udairam and MR Advisor Abdullah Tarmugi

MR Chief Executive Hassan Ahmad signing the MoC with HSL Executive Director Charles Quekcmp

About Mercy Relief

Mercy Relief is a Singaporean humanitarian organisation which engages in both disaster relief and sustainable development programmes. It was established in 2003 as an independent non-governmental humanitarian charity responding to the human tragedies in Asia. Mercy Relief’s aid programme focuses on providing timely and effective assistance to disaster-stricken communities and has maintained the delivery of emergency aid within 72 hours from the point of appeal for assistance.  

In the past 12 years, Mercy Relief has disbursed over S$32 million in aid across 40 disaster relief and 53 sustainable development initiatives. Mercy Relief has impacted an aggregate of 2 million lives in 24 countries and areas, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, the Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal,  Pakistan, Palestine, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Yemen.

For more information, you may call us at 6514 6322 or email corporateaffairs@mercyrelief.org