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Honda Motor Co. is modifying 20 cars and motorcycles into rescue vehicles to be donated to the Thai government to support emergency and humanitarian activities in the country.

Hiroshi Kobayashi, president and CEO of Asian Honda Motor Co., a Honda subsidiary, told a recent news conference that Honda is taking the action “to ensure the sustainable growth of our business while being a part of Thai society.”

He said Honda is working closely with the Emergency Institute of Thailand to modify 10 StepWGN vehicles into ambulances. At the same time, the company is also modifying 10 CBR250R motorcycles, which have been dubbed “motor-lances.”

Kobayashi also said a fund initiated by the Honda companies in Thailand will henceforth collaborate with Thai disaster mitigation and relief agencies to provide relief in time of natural disasters.

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