Aramco Korea teams up with Ulsan City to enhance traffic safety near schools

Photo caption (from left): Jun-hyeong Lee, Autonomous Police Department Chief of Ulsan Metropolitan Police Agency; Ok-hee Noh, Superintendent of the Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education; Chul-ho Song, Ulsan Mayor; Mutib A. Al-Harbi, Representative Director of Aramco Korea; Jae-chul Moon, Chairman of Ulsan Metropolitan Council on Social Welfare and Community Relation Center signed a partnership agreement for “Safer Routes to School”, a citizenship project to enhance traffic safety near schools in Ulsan

Aramco Asia Korea (Aramco Korea), a fully-owned subsidiary of Aramco, has signed a partnership agreement to enhance traffic safety near 50 elementary schools in Ulsan. The “Safer Routes to School” project is being led by Aramco Korea in partnership with Ulsan Metropolitan City, the Ulsan Metropolitan Council on Social Welfare and Community Relation Center (UMCSWCRC), Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education and Ulsan Metropolitan Police Agency.

Administered by UMCSWCRC, an Ulsan Metropolitan City charitable organization, the program aims to make streets safer for school children. Besides educational materials, the program includes the installation of speed limit signs and the painting of sidewalks, alerting drivers to the presence of young children near schools.

The partnership agreement was signed on July 13 at Ulsan Metropolitan City Hall, during an event attended by Mutib A. Al-Harbi, Representative Director of Aramco Korea; Chul-ho Song, Ulsan Mayor; Jae-chul Moon, Chairman of UMCSWCRC; Ok-hee Noh, Superintendent of the Ulsan Metropolitan Office of Education; and Jun-hyeong Lee, Autonomous Police Department Chief of Ulsan Metropolitan Police Agency.

Mutib A. Al-Harbi, Aramco Korea’s Representative Director, said: “We are proud to launch this important project with our partners in Ulsan, with the intention of making school journeys safer for children. This program is an extension of our efforts to positively contribute to society, whether through enhancing safety or providing educational opportunities.”

Chul-ho Song, Ulsan Mayor said: “Keeping our children safe is protecting our future. We are grateful for Aramco Korea’s support of this meaningful program. We will exert utmost efforts to make Ulsan a safer place for children.”

Jae-chul Moon, Chairman of UMCSWCRC said: “Aramco Korea’s support for the program highlights the important role the private sector can play in supporting community initiatives in Ulsan. Moving forward, we will work hard to identify further opportunities to benefit society through such partnerships.”

Aramco, the majority shareholder of S-OIL and the second largest shareholder of Hyundai Oilbank, has been active in developing and advancing mutually beneficial businesses and technology partnerships with major Korean companies and research institutes.

The company has also been a committed supporter of local communities in Korea, implementing a broad range of citizenship programs. These include COVID-19 relief aid and merit-based scholarships for university students with disabilities. Aramco Korea has also backed efforts to protect children from “fine dust”, supporting the planting of young trees in a local school ambient and providing face masks and hand sanitizers. In Ulsan, where S-OIL’s facilities are located, the company operates an Aramco Coding School, a charitable program that teaches computer science to elementary and middle school students.

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