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First Chinese Shipment Wings In On Thursday

The Chinese government, through its embassy in Suva, has confirmed the first relief flights will arrive on Thursday. It comes as China ramps up relief support for affected Fijians following
14 Mar 2016 14:18
First Chinese Shipment Wings In On Thursday
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The Chinese government, through its embassy in Suva, has confirmed the first relief flights will arrive on Thursday.

It comes as China ramps up relief support for affected Fijians following Tropical Cyclone Winston.

After an initial cash donation of $2.08 million ($US1 million), the Chinese government has confirmed that eight incoming flights of relief essentials will now land at the Nadi and Nausori International Airports.

The Chinese Government has pledged $15 million worth of relief items to the Fijian Government as it continues support for affected Fijians.

A meeting between the Permanent Secretary for Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management, Meleti Bainimarama and the Chinese Embassy Charge d’Affaires Gu Yu, discussed the Chinese government’s commitment.

“We carefully studied the demands of the people in need so that our response could be effective,” Mr Gu said.

“Accordingly, amongst our relief supplies are 6,000 tents that can be used as temporary shelter for families and also classrooms for small groups of students.”

In response, Mr Bainimarama thanked the Chinese government for its support and conveyed the Government’s and the Fijian people’s appreciation to the people of China.

 

 

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