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China to assist Liberia's economic recovery program

(Xinhua) Updated: 2015-04-14 09:39

MONROVIA - Chinese Ambassador to Liberia Zhang Yue reiterated Chinese government's commitment to providing more support in Liberia's post-Ebola recovery programs.

The ambassador made the remarks on Monday at the Samuel K. Doe Sports Stadium in Paynesville when he handed over to Liberia a huge consignment of donated items worth $5 million on behalf of the Chinese Government.

The items included 20 ambulances, 20 pickup trucks, 10 incinerators, 100 motorcycles, 150 hospital beds, 4,000 sets of health care product and 60,000 sets of Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs).

Ambassador Zhang said China was determined to share its experiences and skills in helping Liberia restore and improve its public health and disease prevention system.

Other items in the latest donation by China to Liberia are 10 giant fork lifters, 20,000 bottles of hand-washing disinfectants and 215 sets of assorted medical instruments containing 645 sprayers, 215 infra-red thermometer amongst others.

Ambassador Zhang said "Being free from Ebola is not the end of the journey, we believe that while it is important to give people the fish to eat it is more important to teach them how to fish."

He lauded the efforts made by all Liberians in containing the Ebola Virus, adding that together "we have witnessed the miracle Liberia has made," referring to a country once known as the worst hit in the region.

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