Our Support for the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon 2014
METAWATER Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, President and Representative Director: Tomoyasu Kida, hereinafter referred to as "METERWATER" or "we") will cosponsor the "Angkor Wat International Half Marathon 2014," to be held in the Kingdom of Cambodia on December 7, 2014 (Sunday).
Angkor Wat International Half Marathon
The Angkor Wat International Half Marathon is an international race held at the world heritage-listed "Angkor Wat" temple complex in Cambodia. The first race was held in 1996, and this year will mark the 19th such event.
This charity marathon is held annually to support antipersonnel landmine victims in Cambodia, and promote a "global ban on the use of inhumane antipersonnel landmines". The race symbolizes courage and hope, and features not only able-bodied participants but also landmine victims themselves. Over 7000 people participated in the 2013 race.
METAWATER established a representative office in Cambodia in April 2013, and has been sponsoring this race to support its intent and purpose since 2013.
Click here to see more details of the race:http://www.angkormarathon.org/index.php
Participants can shower in our "ceramic-membrane filtration system."
As part of our support, we will install shower facilities near the finish area on race day. Shower water will be supplied via our "ceramic-membrane filtering system". We provide a mobile water-purification system by mounting a power generator and water purifier (ceramic-membrane filtering system) on board a truck. Recently, natural disasters such as flooding have proliferated in various parts of the world due to climate change. In response, in-vehicle water purifying systems are being adopted; mainly in developing countries most susceptible to the effects of climate change. We delivered one such "in-vehicle ceramic-membrane filtering system" to Kep, Cambodia in June 2014. (*1)
(*1) See our press release dated June 16, 2014 for details of our delivery of the in-vehicle ceramic-membrane filtration system to Kep.