Aramco Korea recognized for fulfilling its commitment to SEDC’s Solar Playground

Mr. Fahad A. Al Sahali, Representative Director of Aramco Korea (third from right) and Ms. Koo, Ami, Director General for Air Quality of Seoul Metropolitan Government (third from left) poses for a photo with other participants at the donation ceremony held in Seoul Metropolitan Government Admin building in Seoul.

Aramco Asia Korea Ltd. (Aramco Korea), an affiliate of Saudi Aramco, presented its third donation to the Seoul Metropolitan Government today, to support the construction of the Solar Playground, as part of its corporate citizenship initiative for the local communities where it operates.

The Solar Playground, at the Seoul Energy Dream Center (SEDC), is a facility where children will naturally learn the importance of energy conservation, and the benefits of renewable energy through outdoor activities.

The installation of the solar power-themed energy experience facility was first proposed by Aramco Korea in 2015. The project started in 2017 when Aramco Korea donated the funds for the basic design of the playground. Aramco Korea continued to fulfill its commitment for the playground by giving donations in 2018 and 2019. The Solar Playground is set to open by the end of the year.

In recognition of Aramco Korea's 3 years of contribution to the Solar Playground, Ms. A-Mi Koo, director general for Air Quality of the Seoul Metropolitan Government, awarded an appreciation plaque to Aramco Korea, and said, “We would like to express our deep appreciation to Aramco Korea for its support and interest in the Seoul Energy Dream Center. We will make sure the center is operated and managed as an energy educational facility, where Seoul's children and and adults can experience state-of-the-art environmental and energy technology.”

SEDC is the first energy self-sustaining public building in Seoul, attracting more than 100,000 visitors annually since its opening in 2012. The building has become a landmark renewable energy educational facility in Korea.

At the donation ceremony at the Seoul City Hall, Fahad A. Al-Sahali, representative director of Aramco Korea, remarked, “We have a firm belief that the Solar Playground, built thanks to the solid partnership with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul Energy Dream Center, will become an exemplary natural classroom where our young generation can learn the value of saving energy while having fun. We will continue to actively fulfill our citizenship initiatives through a wide range of programs to raise the awareness of saving energy and protecting the environment.”

Since its establishment in 2012, Aramco Korea has been active in making a broad range of citizenship initiatives to raise environmental awareness, including installing solar power generation systems at welfare facilities, and supporting health awareness and safety programs for children, and roundtable discussions for climate change. Today's donation is also in line with Aramco Korea's broader efforts to provide support for solving climate and environmental issues via the Climate Change Center and the Saudi Aramco-KAIST CO2 Management Center. 

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