Gwadar, 11 January 2022 (TDI): Chinese Embassy, jointly with the Chinese enterprises based in Gwadar distributed flood relief packages amongst the local population. Gwadar recently witnessed heavy precipitation and floods in the first week of January, this year.
The recent downpour and the ensuing floods caused mayhem in the low-lying areas of Gwadar and eventually caused severe damage to houses as well as the infrastructure. According to estimates, roughly 2,478 families have been impacted by the devastation and 22 villages have been cut off due to floods.
As a result, many houses collapsed, threatening the lives of the local populace along with severely damaging the property. The provincial government of Baluchistan declared a state of emergency. Accordingly, Gwadar was declared as a ‘Calamity-Hit District’.
China Overseas Ports Holding Company (COPHC) organized a supporting team to promptly collect and distribute edible items to the affectees in order to get their lives back to normalcy.
This was the first round of aid in this aid package series.
COPHC enrolled employees of local origin for the humanitarian aid program. The support team continued their efforts persistently even amid the torrential rain to reach the traditionally deprived and far-flung areas of the districts.
Such endeavors are a true representation of the deep-rooted strength of China-Pakistan ties. The government of China has undertaken several steps in terms of humanitarian assistance to reconstruct infrastructure and provide assistance for medical and educational support as well as socio-economic development in the region.
The affectees were exceedingly grateful for receiving the relief package and appreciated their Chinese brothers and the Embassy of China for rescuing them in no time. The help provided by China is a testament to its enduring commitment to Pakistan and its people.