CHINA Harbour Engineering (SI) Company has once again come to our aid with the latest donation of COVID-19 kits.
The company donated medical kits to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services on Tuesday in Honiara.
Receiving the donations, the Minister for Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dickson Mua thanked China Harbour Engineering Company for the timely support.
The donation includes 10,000 daily protective masks packed in four cartons, 100 N95 masks and a carton containing 500 gloves (not for medical use).
China’s Acting Ambassador to Solomon Islands Yao Ming was at hand to donate the gift on behalf of the company to the ministry.
While applauding the minister for health for the tremendous job done so far on the country’s preparedness activities, Ming said China through their embassy in Honiara will continue to pour in assistance with other development partners.
He added China Harbour Company is grateful to contribute to Solomon Islands’ preparations against COVID-19.
China Harbour is a Chinese State-Owned Company and has been operating in the Solomon Islands for quite some time now in the infrastructure sector.
“The donation is a testament to the company’s commitment to fulfilling its social responsibility in the Solomon Islands,” Ming said.
In response, the Director of planning and Policy in the MHMS Ivan Ghemu said that the ministry is happy to receive the kits and will make sure the provinces are given their shares accordingly.
“Our provincial centres also need to be fully equipped as we prepare our country for this global pandemic,” he added.
Solomon Islands is yet to record a COVID-19 case.
By ANDREW FANASIA