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Chinese experts team on disaster management leaves for Pakistan today to share experience in addressing the flood. MEM and CIDCA held farewell ceremony for them with Amb Haque




By Tahir Ali | Gwadar Pro Oct 13, 2022

Chinese delegation reached Pakistan for flood management analysis

Chinese delegation in a meeting at NFRCC Islamabad. [Photo/Tahir Ali]
ISLAMABAD, Oct 11, (Gwadar Pro)-An 11-member delegation of Chinese experts has arrived in Pakistan to share their technical konwlege and experience with the country regarding flood management analysis based on meteorological, hydrological, hydraulic, geospatial, and damages and losses datasets.
The delegation, comprising mid to senior-level experts, during its stay has been holding meetings with line departments, field experts and will conduct field surveys of flood-affected areas.
On the first day of the visit, the delegation was briefed by the Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Institutive (PD&SI), Ahsan Iqbal and officials from the National Flood Response Coordination Centre (NFRCC), NDMA, SUPARCO, and Meteorological Department at NFRCC on flood damages and the whole response to the calamity from the government and humanitarian organizations.
Mr. Iqbal welcomed the delegation from the “very dear and iron brother country China” and said that through post-disaster assessment, Pakistan will develop strategies for reconstruction and rehabilitation of the people. “We must reconstruct and rehabilitate our infrastructure to be more resilient and more adaptable to future climate change, “said Ehsan Iqbal, adding that Pakistan will get advices and guidances from the Chinese experts in building a very strong strategy to meet challenges of climate disasters in future. “I hope cooperation between NDMA and emergency services organizations in China will be very close (to us) in the future so that we can share our experiences and learn from each other,” he added.
Chinese delegation reached Pakistan for flood management analysis

Federal Minister Ahsan Iqbal briefing the Chinese delegation. [Photo/Tahir Ali]
Xu Xianbiao, from the Department of Flood Control and Drought Relief, Ministry of Emergency Management of China, said that in the wake of unforeseen catastrophic floods in Pakistan, the Chinese Government and people attached great sympathies and concern to the suffering people.
Mr. Xu Xianbiao said that the Chinese Government has dispatched a delegation to work fast and accurately with experts from Pakistan to tackle the challenges.
“By working together with Pakistani brothers and sisters, we will make sure that our advices will be based on the national factors, conditions of the affected places and the local development situation, so that the advices could be applied in short terms,” Xu Xianbiao said, adding, “We will be working together with Pakistani brothers, understanding their traditions and their habits in this mutual learning occasion”.
Chairman NDMA, Lt. Gen Akhtar Nawaz Satti thanked the Chinese experts for their visit at this critical time of climate-induced catastrophe. “During this 10-days visit, we will be able to benefit from China’s experiences and share our experiences, particularly for the situation we are dealing with,” he said, adding that the visit will further strengthen cooperation between the two countries in disaster management.
The 11 experts delegation came from the Ministry of Emergency Management of China, the Ministry of water resources of China, and the Meteorological Administration of China. The ministries have nominated leading engineers with experience in floods and droughts to forge this delegation. The delegation has established a cooperation mechanism with Pakistani experts and authorities concerned even before its arrival in Pakistan. Every member of the delegation has been supported by an experienced team in Beijing.

Pakistani Political parties congratulate China on the 20th National Congress of the CPC​

October 16, 2022

The Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif, Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and leaders of all major Pakistani political parties congratulate China on the Communist Party’s 20th National Congress. They said that, as Iron Brother and All-Weather Strategic Cooperative Partner, the people of Pakistan deeply appreciate the CPC’s people-centric governance model, its success for China’s socio-economic development, and its meaningful contribution to the evolution of the world’s political and governance philosophy.
The Chinese government has gifted a desalination plant with 1.2 million gallons per day (MGD) capacity for the port city of Gwadar to provide clean drinking water to its residents.

The reports said that the desalination plant would be installed in Gwadar Free Zone to supply potable water to the Old City area along with Gwadar Port Authority (GPA) requirement.

The project implementation agreement was signed on July 5, 2021, whereas the civil work would be kicked start this year and would be completed in 12 months
"Karamay City, China Aid to 'Pakistan Brothers'." Chinese Civilians in Action Donation Activity".
Karamay City actively responded to the donation activity initiative of "Aid Pakistan" and Chinese Civilians in Action initiated by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, and provide 200,000 yuan worth of aid materials to the disaster area, including sleeping bags, tents and other winter-proof items.



Chinese flood control experts in Pakistan conclude inspection tour​

October 24, 2022

A delegation of Chinese disaster management experts submitted their preliminary report on the damage caused by the recent floods in Pakistan and suggested measures to prevent similar disasters in the future.

According to Gwadar Pro, an 11-member delegation led by Xu Xianbiao of the Department of Flood Control and Drought Relief of the Ministry of Emergency Management of China submitted the report after visiting various flood-affected areas of Pakistan.

The delegation also included experts from the Ministry of Water Resources of China and the Meteorological Administration of China.

According to the Gwadar Pro report, the heaviest rainfall since 1961 affected 84 districts, or one-third of Pakistan’s total area, affecting about 33 million people, or one-seventh of the country’s total population.

The report stated that Pakistan has not been able to deal with the post-disaster situation alone.

It said that southern parts of the country are still inundated, and waterlogged areas are prone to infectious diseases and people lack access to clean drinking water.

Homeless people living in shelters are in dire need of emergency assistance, it highlighted.

The report stated that crops have been destroyed over vast tracts of land and food shortages and hunger are being faced by the people.

Chinese team leader Xianbiao also shared China’s practical experience of flood control.

He said that the team would come out with its detailed report soon and hoped that the Chinese and Pakistani authorities would work together to deal with the situation.

The report called for better relief efforts to ensure food, clean water, clothing, medical aid and shelter to the affected people.

The report emphasised the speeding up of drainage in waterlogged areas and prioritising maintenance of lifeline installations to restore electricity and transportation infrastructure as well as production and livelihoods in flood-affected areas.

Humanitarian aid worth RMB 300,000 departed for Pakistan​

By Wang Kai | China Economic Net Oct 25, 2022

NANNING, Oct. 25 (China Economic Net)-A batch of humanitarian aid worth RMB 300,000 is on its way to Pakistan. Shipment of the supplies started last Friday and will arrive at the Karachi Port by sea.
The supplies, donated by the Red Cross Society of China Guangxi Branch, compose of 4,286 blankets to be distributed among the flood affectees in Pakistan.
A launching ceremony was held on this occasion.
Humanitarian aid worth RMB 300,000 departed for Pakistan

Launching Ceremony of Donation to Pakistan by the Red Cross Society of China Guangxi Branch [Photo provided to China Economic Net]
Wang Lei, Executive Vice Chairman of the Red Cross Society of China Guangxi Branch, expressed his sincere sympathy to the people of Pakistan who suffered from the natural disaster. He hoped that the materials donated by the people of Guangxi could help them overcome the difficulties. He also wished an early recovery in the flood-hit areas.
Humanitarian aid worth RMB 300,000 departed for Pakistan

Wang Lei, Executive Vice Chairman of the Red Cross Society of China Guangxi Branch addressing the launching ceremony [Photo provided to China Economic Net]
Ahmed Farooq, Deputy Chief of the Pakistani Embassy in China attended the ceremony online and expressed his thanks to the people of Guangxi.

Ahmed Farooq, Deputy Chief of the Pakistani Embassy in China addressing the launching ceremony [Photo provided to China Economic Net]
It is learned that the materials will be received by the National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will visit China at Premier Li Keqiang’s invitation on Nov 1, the Foreign Office (FO) said on Wednesday.

It will be the prime minister’s first official visit of China since assuming office in April this year.

A high-level delegation, including Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, will accompany him on the two-day tour.

During his visit, PM Shehbaz will meet President Xi Jinping and hold delegation level talks with his Chinese counterpart.

According to the FO, the premier will be among the first leaders to visit China following the historic 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China.

“Prime Minister’s visit represents the continuity of frequent leadership level exchanges between Pakistan and China,” the statement added.

PM Shehbaz made a similar two-day visit this week to Saudi Arabia where he met Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and attended the Saudi Future Investment Initiative Summit.
Zhang Heqing张和清
Oct 25

China welcomes the decision of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to remove Pakistan from its “grey list” and would like to send congratulations to Pakistan. This also shows international support and recognition of Pakistan’s endeavor in this regard.


Zonergy donates 530 portable solar systems for flood-hit people in Sindh​

By Khalid Aziz | Gwadar Pro Oct 28, 2022

ISLAMABAD, Oct 28 (Gwadar Pro)- China’s solar energy conglomerate Zonergy has donated and successfully delivered 330 units of 10 watts and 200 units of 60 watts portable solar devices for flood-affected families in Sindh province, the company said on Thursday.
Zonergy donates 530 portable solar systems for flood-hit people in Sindh

Handing-over ceremony of Zonergy portable solar devices [Photo from Zonergy Twitter handle]
The solar devices have been delivered via Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Sindh, the company said. A handing-over ceremony was held between Director PDMA Sindh and Zonergy Management in which the PDMA Director expressed his sincere gratitude to Zonergy for its support to the disaster-stricken people in Pakistan.
Zonergy stands with the government and people of Pakistan in the difficult times and extends its full support to bring a better future, the company said.
Zonergy had earlier announced a total of Rs12 million worth of package for flood-hit people of Pakistan. The package included an RMB100,000 donation to Pakistani Embassy in China, Rs 6.4 million worth of portable solar energy devices and Rs 2.4 million worth of food supplies for the flood-hit people.
Zonergy is a major player in Pakistan’s solar energy sector, having installed a 300 megawatts solar power plant in Bahawalpur, Punjab. The company also intends further investments in Pakistan.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will leave for China on two-day official visit on November 1,20222. As per the details, the PM will visit China at the invitation of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.

A high-level delegation including Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will accompany the premier during his visit on November 1st. Moreover, Pakistani Premiere will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss matters related to bilateral cooperation, and regional and global developments.

The high-level delegation will also sign several MoUs in diverse areas to strengthen Pak-China long lasting friendship.
China has thanked Pakistan armed forces for taking special measures to provide a safe and secure environment for China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, and expressed hope for their timely completion.

This was said by Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe who met Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa who is on a two-day official visit to China, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Fenghe said that the development of CPEC is aimed at bringing more benefits and prosperity to both countries and termed Pak-China military cooperation as “an important pillar of bilateral relations”.

Fenghe conveyed to the COAS his grief over the devastation caused by ongoing floods in Pakistan and offered sincere condolence to the families of the victims.

“He [Fenghe] said China is willing to provide technical assistance for flood relief efforts in Pakistan and also appreciated Pakistan Army’s rescue and relief efforts in flood-affected areas,” ISPR said.

The COAS thanked the Chinese minister for his sentiments and continued support to Pakistan.
China has decided to donate 500 million RMB (Yuan) more for the flood victims in Pakistan, as per government sources.
China has announced the flood relief aid ahead of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s state visit of the country

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