Thursday, August 26, 2010

China sends more aid to Pakistan

While China is suffering from the worst flood in decade that left more than 2,100 Chinese dead and twelve million people evacuated from their homes nationwide. It sends more aid to Pakistan.

Members of the China International Search and Rescue Team (CISAR) gather before leaving for Pakistan in Beijing, Aug. 26, 2010. The 55-member Chinese rescue team left here for Pakistan Thursday morning to help with relief efforts following devastating floods in the south Asian country. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

PLAAF deployed three IL-76 to send emergency aid to Pakistan 2010-08-04 09:51:48 FeedbackPrintRSS

BEIJING, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- China sent emergency humanitarian aid worth 10 million yuan (1.48 million U.S. dollars) to Pakistan on Wednesday.

The aid includes relief materials such as 30 tonnes of medicines and water purifiers, 1,000 tents and 50 power generators, according to China's Ministry of National Defense.

The materials were gathered by the Chinese military forces within 48 hours after Chinese government promised to offer assistance to flood-hit Pakistan on August 1.

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Air Force has deployed three Il-76 carriers to transport the materials. The aircraft departed for Pakistan from Shijiazhuang and Nanjing.

Editor: Wang Guanqun

China delivers more relief aid to flood-hit Pakistan 2010-08-25 22:03:19

BEIJING, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- More relief supplies, worth 20 million yuan (2.94 million U.S. dollars), have been sent from China to flood-hit Pakistan, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said in a statement Wednesday.

The shipments mainly contained urgently-needed daily necessities, including grain, cooking oil, flour, sugar, salt and medicine, the ministry said in a brief notice on its website.

The supplies are to be transported through a land route to the Sust dry port near the Pakistan-China border from Kashgar in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the statement said.

However, the ministry did not say when the supplies would arrive, as workers were still rushing to repair the road linking Kashgar and Khunjerab Pass.

China is one the first countries to respond to the relief needs of Pakistan when it was hit by the worst floods in 81 years. China's first delivery of aid, worth 10 million yuan, was delivered on Aug. 4. So far, 40 million yuan worth of supplies provided by China have arrived in Pakistan.

China decided to offer an additional 60 million yuan of relief supplies to Pakistan, MOC official Chong Quan announced Wednesday while meeting with Masood Khan, Pakistani ambassador to China.

Masood Khan, on behalf of the Pakistani government and people, expressed his gratitude for China's assistance, saying the food, tents and medicine provided by the Chinese government were Pakistan's most urgently needed materials.
Editor: Lin Zhi

1 comment:

Mike said...

Well, China should be economically sound enough to take care of herself. But Pakistan really needs aid right now so it's good that China is sending more aid =)