China donates military, construction equipment to Philippine Department of Defense


China has agreed to donate millions of dollars in military and construction equipment to the Philippine government despite a bitter dispute over the South China Sea, officials said Wednesday.

Much of the donation worth around 1 billion Philippine pesos will be used for equipment to rebuild the southern town of Marawi, which was destroyed in a five-month battle in 2017 between militants linked to the Islamic State and government forces.

The first batch of the donation, valued at around 612 million pesos ($11.9 million), arrived here last month in the form of military equipment, including drone systems, sensors, water, ambulances, fire trucks, x-ray machines, explosives. disposal robots, mine clearance suits and transport vehicles.

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Source: The Bharat Express News