China donates transformers to Syria

Oct 12, 2018
Misc
Posted by Patrick Haddad

China has donated 800 electrical power transformers and cables to the Syrian government in order to help reconstruct the war-torn infrastructure.

The shipment of transformers arrived at the port of Latakia, where they were officially received in a ceremony a few days later.

“Actually, these aid supplies can play an important role in improving Syrian people’s living conditions, infrastructure, and public service,” said Ma Xuliang, charge d’affaires at the Chinese embassy in Damascus.

He went on to describe the recent contributions as part of continued efforts to aid in the reconstruction process in Syria.

“In the future, we’ll also provide more humanitarian aid according to Syria’s need and within our ability,” Ma said.

Nidal Qarmoushi, the deputy electricity minister, told Xinhua that the electrical shipment assistance comes at an important time as it would support Syria’s reconstruction process.

The energy sector in Syria has not escaped the impact of the seven-year war and recent estimates place losses in the sector at $4 billion.

Source: Xinhua

Photo (for illustrative purposes): Latakia Harbour/ Fadi Shaheen/ Wikimedia/ Public Domain

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