Cebu City – The Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Cebu has donated a brand new, 16-seater ambulance to the Department of Health (DOH) in Central Visayas through the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV).
Chinese Consul General Jia Li personally turned over the donation to Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino, Presidential Assistant for the Visayas, DOH-7 Regional Director Jaime Bernadas and various representatives on Friday, July 24, 2020.
The Chinese Consulate will also be donating another emergency rescue vehicle to the Cebu Provincial Government.
The Consulate had previously donated such rescue vehicle to the municipality of Oslob in Cebu and Bohol Provincial Government.
The gesture further underscores the friendship between China and the Philippines.
Earlier, the Consulate had turned over 7,292 bags of rice worth P3.5 million to OPAV and to the city and provincial governments of Cebu.
The Philippines and China recently commemorated their 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
Jia cited the joint efforts of both governments in addressing the adverse impact of the pandemic to the people.
Both countries have been working to promote cooperation and exchanges in investment, trade, tourism and culture.