China to dispatch first batch of supplies to help Pakistan in controlling locust disaster
BEIJING: China will dispatch the first batch of supplies to Karachi to assist the Pakistani authorities in controlling the locust disaster.
The first batch of the aid materials, to be dispatched on Monday will include 50,000 liters of pesticides and 14 air-powered high-efficiency remote sprayers, according to China Economic Net here on Sunday.
In order to help the locust eradication in Pakistan, an expert group led by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs of China, the International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the Grassland Management Department of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, the National Agricultural Technology Extension Service Center, China Agricultural University and Shandong Plant Protection Station has already visited Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab province from February 23 to March 4.
The expert group previously stated that in response to the Pakistani disaster relief materials and lack of experience, China has formulated a detailed assistance and training plan, emergency deployment of disaster prevention materials including pesticides, spraying vehicles, monitoring equipment to assist Pakistan which will arrive in Pakistan as soon as possible. – APP