Tents, gloves, rubber boots and shovels. Humanitarian aid from China comes to Atyrau

A batch of humanitarian aid has come to Kazakhstan from the Port of Lianyungang / Photo: gov.kz, photo editor: Arthur Aleskerov

The batch of humanitarian aid from the Chinese port of Lianyungang has come to Atyrau, the region of Kazakhstan hit by floods. According to the local Department of Emergency Situations, China has sent tents, bed sheets, rubber boots, shovels and water-absorbing tools.

«Our humanitarian aid has come with a bit of delay due to some reasons. However, it didn’t prevent us from showing that we do care about your country. Today, I am transferring the humanitarian aid to the Atyrau Social Development Fund on behalf of the Lianyungang Port,» said Zhao Wei, head of the Lianyungang Port’s representative office in Central Asia.

Even though there are thousands of kilometers between Lianyungang and Atyrau, it isn’t an obstacle to people’s interaction, the Chinese official highlighted.

Lianyungang is an international seaport that plays a crucial role as a hub between countries on the coast of the Pacific Ocean and Central Asia.

In April, Kazakhstan received humanitarian aid from Uzbekistan. Fifteen trucks were loaded with clothes, inflatable boats, tents and many other useful tools for people hit by the floods. Furthermore, Tajikistan sent 50 railway cars with 2,500 tons of construction materials for those who lost their homes because of the disaster.

During his speech to the people of Kazakhstan, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev described the spring floods as the biggest disaster in both scale and consequence over the past 80 years. He said that all people affected by the floods would receive financial and any other necessary assistance.

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