(LINA) – The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China near Monrovia on Friday handed over equipment donated by the Chinese peacekeeping force to the Government of Liberia.
The donation included about 150 units of equipment and instruments for transportation, engineering, logistics, and medical treatment.
Speaking at the handover ceremony held on Bushrod Island, Chinese Ambassador to Liberia, Zhang Yue, said the equipment will be distributed to the benefiting ministries and agencies of the Liberian government.
He named them as the Ministries of National Defense and Public Works, Liberia National Police, Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, Liberia National Fire Service, and the John F. Kennedy, Jackson Fiah Doe and Bong Mines hospitals.
According to him, all the working and living facilities and equipment in the Chinese peacekeeping contingent’s camps and barracks will be left on the ground in Liberia.
“All the equipment and tools that were being used by the Chinese peacekeepers will remain here and continue to be utilized to serve the people of Liberia in both the security and development sectors,” Amb. Zhang said.
He stressed that except weapons and personal belongings, the Chinese peacekeepers will take home nothing, not a “single nail,” noting that the presence of Chinese peacekeeping forces represents sincere contribution to the peace and security of Liberia.
Meanwhile, Defense Minister J. Browne Samukai, Deputy Public Works Minister Roland Giddings and Deputy Police Inspector General Prnce Mubah have commended the People’s Republic of China for its donation and promised to wisely utilize the equipment for better service to the people of Liberia.