JAKARTA, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- Some 167 Indonesian peacekeeping troops joining in Garuda contingent serving in the UN Mission of Stabilization in Haiti had arrived in the country ruined by major earthquake in early 2010, a statement released by the Garuda contingent said on Monday.
Those troops arrived in Haiti on Sunday, Capt. Ali Akbar, the contingent information officer said in the statement.
The Indonesian peacekeeping troops consisted of 144 from the army, 21 from the navy and 2 from the air force, he said.
He added that the troops were immediately dispatched to Gonaives, a Haitian city located 180 kilometers away from the capital, Port Au Prince.
Indonesian peacekeeping contingent will take part in UN rehabilitation and reconstruction missions in Haiti. They will serve in Haiti for one year.
An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale in January 2010 destroyed the country's infrastructures and public facilities. The massive earthquake killed around 316,000 people, injured 300,000 and left more than one million displaced.