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China sends emergency aid to Pakistan

English.news.cn   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
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