Overseas donated medical supplies arrive in Manzhouli
Medical supplies donated by overseas Chinese in Russia -- to help central Hubei province fight the novel coronavirus outbreak -- recently arrived in Manzhouli Comprehensive Bonded Zone, according to information released on Feb 9 by the zone in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, located on the border with Russia.
The cross-border donation activity was initiated by Manzhouli Elutong Supply Chain Management Services Co, local officials said.
They said the company had received positive responses from overseas Chinese students, individuals and chambers of commerce and received strong support from relevant Chinese and Russian departments.
It took only five days for the donations to arrive at the Post Baikalsk Port in Russia. The Post Baikalsk Port customs and the Manzhouli customs opened a fast track channel for accelerating the efficiency of customs clearances.
The arrived donations, as the first batch of the medical supplies, comprise a total of 170,000 medical protective masks. It will soon be delivered to severely virus-hit cities such as Wuhan and Huanggang in Hubei province.
Trucks carrying 17,000 medical protective masks from Russia enter Manzhouli customs in Inner Mongolia autonomous region. [Photo/Manzhouli Media Integration Center]
Customs officials check medical protective masks from Russia at Manzhouli customs. [Photo/Manzhouli Media Integration Center]
Two workers unload medical protective masks from Russia at Manzhouli customs. [Photo/Manzhouli Media Integration Center]