Diamond Trust Bank banner | Coastweek


THE MOST FROM THE COAST !

..


 Coastweek website


XINHUA NEWS SERVICE REPORTS FROM THE AFRICAN CONTINENT

 

Some 600,000 Namibians benefit from Chinese rice      

WINDHOEK, Namibia, (Xinhua) -- Some 600,000 Namibians have either received or will receive rice donated by China amid food shortages as a result of three-year-old droughts in the country, said a senior Chinese Embassy official on Tuesday.

Li Nan, charge d’affaires of the Chinese Embassy in Windhoek, said China has donated 4,000 metric tons of rice to the southwestern African country.

“All the rice has been well received, transported and distributed smoothly.

More than 595,000 beneficiaries living in the rural areas all over the country have received or will receive the donation,” he said.

The rice arrived in Namibia about two weeks ago.

At a handover ceremony, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming announced China’s pledge of 2,600 metric tons of rice in an additional donation. 

 

  Some 600,000 Namibians benefit from Chinese rice | Coastweek
WINDHOEK, (Xinhua) -- Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Ming (L, front) and Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah (R, front) attend a handover ceremony of Chinese rice in Windhoek, capital of Namibia, April 4, 2017. China on Tuesday officially handed over 4,000 metric tonnes of rice to Namibia in Windhoek as part of assistance towards drought relief. XINHUA PHOTO BY: WU CHANGWEI

.

China hands over 4,000 tonnes of rice to Namibia

WINDHOEK, (Xinhua) -- China on Tuesday officially handed over 4,000 metric tonnes of rice to Namibia in Windhoek as part of assistance towards drought relief.

The handover was officiated by visiting Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Ming and Namibian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah.

Nandi-Ndaitwah said the drought in Namibia left more than 595,000 people directly or indirectly affected and President Hage Geingob had declared the drought a national emergency.

“This donation we are witnessing is in fact a symbolic one as the large quantity of food is already delivered to the regions and the intended beneficiaries, which is the purpose of the donation,” Nandi-Ndaitwah said.

According to the Deputy Prime Minister, Namibia’s resilience could be strengthened through international cooperation, such as with agricultural projects, and Namibia could learn from Chinese expertise in order to become self-sustainable in food security.

           

Remember: you read it first at coastweek.com !


 

SPECIAL
OFFERS

WEEKEND
GETAWAYS

WITH

SERENA

 

 

TO ADVERTISE ON THIS WEB SITE:  www.coastweek.com
Please contact

MOMBASA - GULSHAN JIVRAJ, Mobile: 0722 775164 Tel: (+254) (41) 2230130 /
Wireless: 020 3549187 e-mail: info@coastweek.com

NAIROBI - ANJUM H. ASODIA, Mobile: 0733 775446 Tel: (+254) (020) 3744459
e-mail: anjum@asodia.co.ke

 
    © Coastweek Newspapers Limited               Tel: (+254) (41) 2230130  |  Wireless: 020 3549187  |  E-mail: info@coastweek.com