LAHORE: Chinese Consul General Zhao Shiren called on Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office and announced Rs 300 million aid for flood affectees’ rehabilitation, on behalf of Chinese Consulate Lahore.
The CM thanked the Chinese leadership and people for their cooperation to assist the flood victims.
Talking on this occasion, the CM appreciated the cooperation extended by China to flood victims and lauded the relief goods. The Chinese cooperation for the flood victims was praiseworthy, he said and mentioned that rehabilitation work had been started in the province.
The Consul General extended sympathies and expressed a deep sense of sorrow over the loss of lives and property due to floods in Punjab and reiterated the commitment to cooperate for the rehabilitation of the affectees.
It was further agreed to accelerate the CPEC project, investment and promotion of bilateral cooperation in education and other sectors.
Zhao Shiren announced scholarships to the students of Punjab province, adding that assistance would be provided for the improvement and rectification of CCTV cameras of Punjab Safe Cities Authority.
In addition, an MoU would also be signed for joint training to expedite the organizational capacity of the Punjab police, he said and assured of cooperation for the development of infrastructure, power plants, education, health and dam projects.
More steps would also be taken to promote bilateral relations and access to quality education for children of backward areas would be ensured through economic education cooperation, he maintained.
Deputy Consul General Cao Ke, Director Political and Counsellor Affairs Du Yue, Director Admin Zhao Fushan, Liu Qinbo and Commercial Consul Yan Yang, chief secretary, IG police, Principal Secretary to CM, chairman P&D, ACS, secretary SED and others were also present.
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