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Hyundai PH donates 3 Staria units to DOST

The van will aid in shaping science and technology for the country

A fantastic and fitting pairing. PHOTO FROM HYUNDAI PHILIPPINES

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has taken delivery of three Staria units, courtesy of Hyundai Motor Philippines. The Commuter-variant vans will be utilized by the Science and Technology Information Institute mainly for two of its major projects.

The Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosks and the DOSTv broadcasting crew require reaching out and driving to all sorts of terrain and conditions, and being able to take on the less favorable roads for most vehicles.

For its massive interior space, reliable powertrain and suspension, and plethora of safety features, the Hyundai Staria seems to be a no-brainer choice for these tasks.

Korean ambassador Lee Sang-hwa witnessed the further strengthening of diplomatic relations between South Korea and the Philippines. PHOTO FROM HYUNDAI PHILIPPINES

“We are glad to have been given the opportunity to contribute toward the causes of STARBOOKS and DOSTv,” said Hyundai Motor Philippines president Lee Dong Wook. “Their missions closely resonate with ours as we constantly find ways to become more present in the lives of our customers and communities of which we are a part.”

DOST secretary Renato Solidum Jr. expressed how this collaboration showcases Hyundai as a technological partner: “DOST is keen on exploring additional areas where the partnership can yield further benefits.”

South Korean ambassador to the Philippines Lee Sang-hwa hopes that “the DOST enjoys the strong support of the national government. This awareness aligns well with (the South Korean) government’s focus on science, technology, and innovation.”

Justin Young

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