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China donates relief goods to quake-hit Pakistan


A batch of relief materials donated by the Chinese government leaves north China's municipality of Tianjin to Pakistan on Saturday, according to local government.

The donations, mainly winterized cotton tents and blankets, weighing 420 tons, are sent to the earthquake-hit areas of Pakistan for survivors to get through the freezing winter, according to the airport of Tianjin, which simplify the customs inspection procedures for the relief materials.

So far, 800 tons of relief materials have been sent to Pakistan through the airport of Tianjin

The donations were among the pledges made by the Chinese government at the international donors' conference held in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad on Nov. 19.

At the conference, China announced a concessional loan of 300 million US dollars to fund reconstruction and rehabilitation plans in earthquake-hit areas of Pakistan.

The Pakistani-controlled Kashmir was rocked by a powerful earthquake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale on Oct. 8. About 73,000 people were killed, 130,000 injured, and 2.8 million displaced.

From: Xinhuanet  2006-01-05 10:19

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