China donates 600 metric tons of rice for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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The Chinese government has donated 800 metric tons of rice to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda, which devastated parts of Visayas last year.

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In a statement, the Chinese Embassy in Manila said a cargo vessel that carried 800 metric tons of rice as consigned to the Philippine National Food Authority arrived at the port of Cebu on February 1, 2014.

China had provided relief assistance carried by three jumbo cargo planes, two medical teams and the hospital ship Peace Ark in the last two months of 2013.

“China has also offered to donate prefabricated houses to Yolanda victims recently,” the embassy said.

On December 18 last year, China made the offer of food donation to the Philippine government.

A few hours after the Philippine side held the briefing on Reconstruction Assistance on Yolanda for its development partners, through the Chinese Embassy in Thailand as well as the Secretariat of Asean Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve in Bangkok.

The Asean is the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). It groups together the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Brunei Darussalam.

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