China gives Indonesia a helping hand for bird flu
The Chinese government donated goods to the value of
about US$900,000 to the Indonesia's Ministry of Agriculture to control bird flu.
The goods, transported by air to Jakarta in April, are in the form of bird
vaccines, injection apparatus, disinfectants, apparatus, serological and
etiological diagnostic reagents, equipment and individual safety items. These
resources are now being distributed to four provinces in Java Island namely
Banten, West Java, Central Java and East Java.
"I hope the grant assistance from the government of China can motivate and
enhance the capacity of field officers of local governments, particularly in the
distribution areas, mostly in provinces of Java Island," said Dr Anton
Apriyantono, Minister of the Agriculture of Indonesia.
"The Chinese government is willing to offer assistance to Indonesian
government and people in the campaign of anti AI within capability. We hope both
sides go on improving cooperation and communication in the field of AI
prevention and treatment," said Lan Lijun, Chinese ambassador to
These goods are just first shipment sent by China. In accordance with the
Memorandum of Understanding between the Chinese and Indonesian government, China
will still provide a grant of 20 million RMB (US$2.6 million) to Indonesia for
the control programme.
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