News Update

EGCO Group Donates 1 Million Baht to CU Engineering Innovation Fund to develop “CU-RoboCOVID”

22 April 2020

Electricity Generating Public Company Limited or EGCO Group helps fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by donating THB1 million to Chulalongkorn University’s Engineering Innovation Fund. The funding will help develop and build the innovative robots and medical support devices under the “CU-RoboCOVID” Project. The Project will use machines to support medical personnel on the front line to reduce the risk of infection and increase their efficiency in combating the contagion. The robotic machines include “Delivery Robot” for delivering food and medicine to patients, “Telepresence Robot” for remotely communicating between doctors and patients, “Static Telepresence” and “Ambu Bag” or ventilator robot. 

[In the picture] Dr. Gumpanart Bumroonggit, Senior Executive Vice President – Strategy & Asset Management and Acting President of EGCO Group (2nd from left) presented the fund to Prof. Dr. Bundit Ua-arporn (2nd from right), President of Chulalongkorn University, and Prof. Dr. Supoj Teachavorasinskun (center), Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Chulalongkorn University, held on April 22, 2020 at Engineering Centennial Memorial Building Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University.

EGCO Group places importance to help battle against the COVID-19 pandemic and will support and encourage medical personnel nationwide and all people to overcome this difficult situation.