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EGAT International Company Limited (EGATi), in collaboration with the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Better Vision and Metta International Eye Center, held the Wankaew event in Laos PDR to provide eye exams and eyeglasses to people suffering from eye problems, free of charge. In addition, EGATi teamed up with iServe Thailand to bring in dentists to provide dental care. This event was further supported by Bangkok Airways PCL, Team Group of Company, Lao Holding State Enterprise and Nam Ngeip1 Power Company Limited.

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This community event was two days long, from November 25-26, 2016. On the first day, the event was held at the Houysoup resettlement area of Nam Ngiep 1 Hydropower Project (Project) at Bolikhan district, Bolikhamxay province. On the second day, it was held in the area affected by the Project, Sopyouak village, Hom district, Xayomboon province. A total of 556 people received eye exams, while 150 people received dental care. 

Mr. Watchara Hemruchatanunta, President of EGATi, was present for the entire duration of the event. He stated that “It is our responsibility to take good care of people in the country that we invest in—their smiles are a mark of our commitment.”

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