Chairman NHA hails Chinese assistance for combating COVID-19

By Ali Imran

ISLAMABAD: Chairman National Highway Authority (NHA), Capt (R) Sikander Qayyum has said that Pak-China friendship is time tested and China has extended all the possible help to Pakistan to cope with Covid -19 in Pakistan.
He stated this during a meeting with a six-member delegation of China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) that visited NHA HQ here on Tuesday. A simple but graceful ceremony was held at NHA auditorium in which the CSCEC Chief representative Mr. Xiao Hua handed over COVID-19 protective equipments to Chairman National Highway Authority Capt (R) Sikander Qayyum, which included 3002 surgical masks,1000 goggles, 2016 sanitizers and 1000 protective clothes/coveralls. Senior officers of NHA were also present on this occasion.
Capt (R) Sikander Qayyum thanked the visiting delegation for providing urgently needed safety supplies from corona virus. He also added that long standing ties between the two countries are based on solid foundation and with the passage of time this friendship will certainly strengthen as China has extended significant relief assistance to Pakistan to fight the Covid-19 pandemic. He said, in this time of trial China`s timely help is encouraging for Pakistan to cope with the Corona virus. China is also supporting Pakistan to built Motorways in the country .He assured that this safety gear provided by China will be used in the best possible way. Speaking on this occasion Mr. Xiao Hua said, China and Pakistan are all weather strategic cooperation partners. To control coronavirus in Pakistan, China will extend its help and that providing the protective gear to Pakistan is an effort to this effect. Other members of CSCEC included Executive Project Manager PKM Mr. Ding Zhaojie, Marketing Manager Mr. Chang Chun, Senior Assistant Mr. Ji Changhe, Mr. Ni Peng and Mr. Wang Wei.