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China's humanitarian aid materials reach Haiti
2010-01-17 21:17
   BEIJING, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- The first batch of China's humanitarian aid to quake-hit Haiti has arrived in the country's capital, Port-au-Prince, a Chinese airlines said Sunday.

    China Southern Airlines confirmed that its Boeing 747 cargo plane carrying 90 tonnes of emergency materials reached Port-au-Prince safely after a 19-hour flight from Beijing.

    The materials worth 13 million yuan (1.9 million U.S. dollars) include 1,000 tents, water, food, emergency lights, medicines, clothing and water purification equipment.

    The aid is part of an relief package worth 30 million yuan (4.41 million U.S. dollars) announced by the Chinese government Friday.

Workers unload the rescue and relief goods from China at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Jan. 17, 2010. The goods weigh about 90 tons, and are worth about 13 million Chinese yuan(about 1.9 million U.S. dollars), including drugs, tents, portable lamps, water purifying equipments, food and water, and clothing. (Xinhua/Xing Guangli)
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