South Korea donates patrol cars to PHL police

The government of the Republic of Korea through Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has turned over 49 units Hyundai Elantra (marked sedan), and 80 units Starex van (marked and unmarked) to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

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The turn over ceremony was held at the QCPD Grandstand, Camp General Tomas Karingal, Quezon City today, May 29.

The said vehicles were donated under the “Enhancing the Criminal Investigation Capability of the Philippine National Police” project of KOICA worth $6.6M USD.

PNP chief Police Director General Oscar Albayalde received the said donation from Commissioner General Lee Chul-Sung of the Korean National Police Agency and Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Philippines His Excellency Dong-Man Han.

The event was witnessed by Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary for Peace and Order Bernardo Florece, Jr.

“The Special Features of the Hyundai Elantra and Starex Van include: LED Search Light, LED Warning Light, LED Warning Light Control Box with Microphone, Safety Screen, Dash Cam, Mobile Radio Case, Rear Wrapped Clean Seat, Rear Safety Film and Multi-Function Signal Bar,” PNP said.

It added that Hyundai Motor Company committed to provide excellent maintenance service to capacitate the PNP to carry out its mission to maintain peace and order while enjoying a safe and comfortable ride.

PNP said the patrol cars will be distributed to the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Anti-Kidnapping Group, Anti-Cybercrime Group, NCRPO, and city police offices of Angeles, Cebu, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Davao and Baguio where Korean communities are established.