Doosan Bobcat will provide equipment worth around $1 million for relief and recovery activities in the earthquake-stricken areas of Turkey. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck on February 6 is the strongest in Turkey in more than 80 years – killing thousands in Turkey as well as Syria and collapsing buildings throughout the region.
Doosan Bobcat reports that construction equipment will be promptly delivered through its dealer network to be of practical help in lifesaving activities in affected areas and to help restore critical infrastructure such as collapsed buildings and roads. The equipment being supplied includes skid-steer loaders and excavators to remove and clean debris, and portable generators and lighting towers to be used at sites with power-supply issues.
“By providing equipment that can be used immediately for relief and recovery efforts, Doosan Bobcat hopes to help residents of the affected areas in Turkey to begin to recover their daily lives as soon as possible,” stated the company.
The donation will be financed in cooperation with Doosan Bobcat’s parent company, Doosan Group, which has supported previous major disasters with equipment and donations, such as hurricanes and earthquakes in the U.S., China, Haiti, Japan and Nepal in the past 20-plus years.