Some 600,000 Namibians benefit from Chinese rice

Updated 2017-04-19 14:00:57 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.

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