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Chinese community in Tonga actively participates in disaster relief

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21st February, 2018 Since the Tropical Cyclone Gita wrecked across Tonga, the Chinese companies, Chinese nationals and Tongan Chinese in the Kingdom have actively participated in the disaster-relief work, together with Tongan government and people.

China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC)’s crane and workers helped clear the Tupoulahi Road blocked by a collapsed satelite dish, right after the cyclone left the island.

Three Chinese water manufacturers, Ofa-ki, Zenith and Omni, donated all their drinking water in stock and delivered it to NEMO’s warehouse, despite that their factories were still under falling trees or roofless. The Chinese experts of the China-aid Agricultural Project visited local farmers, inspected the damage and set remediation plan right after the disaster happened.

The Chinese Embassy has committed itself to donating 40 thousand pa’angas of emergency disaster-relief fund to Tongan Government in addition to having donated three power generators and a truck for the victims and local villages to rebuild their homeland.

Furthermore, the Chinese Government has declared that it will provide support for the reconstruction effort in the coming months after both the Chinese Government and the Red Cross Society of China announced 600,000 US dollars of emergency humanitarian assistance by remittance  to Tonga.


Issued by the: Chinese Embassy, Tonga


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