CIDCA to send medial, disaster assessment teams to flood-hit areas of Pakistan.

BEIJING -- China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA) will dispatch two separate teams to Pakistan to carry out medical rescue and guidance as well as disaster assessment in the flood hit areas.

CIDA connected Guangxi to send a medical team to carry out medical rescue and guidance, as well as disaster assessment team organized by the Ministry of Emergency Management," Director, CIDCA, Yang Meng said in an

interview here on Monday.

In addition, China appealed to the international community to provide more helps and works with relevant organizations to use the Global Development and South to South Cooperation Fund to provide more support.

He said that on September 16, President Xi Jinping met with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, and said that China and Pakistan share linked destiny, and China would do its best to help Pakistan to overcome difficulties.

Terming China and Pakistan as iron brothers, all-weather friends, he said that after the floods, President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and State Councilor Wang Yi sent their messages of condolence. The Chinese government immediately announced 100 million yuan of emergency humanitarian assistance, including 25,000 tents and other materials urgently needed. And 3,000 tents delivered by China Air Force are one of the first aid materials Pakistan received.

Yang Meng said that considering the huge losses, the Chinese government provided an additional 300 million yuan. In conclusion, the total amount is 400 million yuan, ranking first in the world.

He said that since Sept 7, CIDCA has arranged flights to deliver supplies every day. As of yesterday, 13,000 tents, 10,000 blankets and 1,000 boxes of compressed cakes have been delivered by air. The follow-up materials have been shipped by sea in three batches, which will arrive in early October.

Sharing specific relief work undertaken by CIDA, he said that it immediately activated the emergency humanitarian assistance mechanism, and coordinated relevant Chinese departments, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Emergency Management, Chinese Air Force, China Meteorological Administration.

"All the relief materials were fully prepared within one month. And CIDCA worked with the civil aviation department to increase three flights due to...

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