Chinese aid arrives in Karachi to help fight locusts’ disaster

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

09th Mar, 2020. 10:25 am
Locusts affected area

The first batch of China’s emergency aid arrived in Karachi on Monday morning to help Pakistan fight the ongoing locust disaster.

According to APP, the first batch of the aid materials includes close to 50,000 liters of pesticides.

It also includes 14 air-powered high-efficiency remote sprayers.

“The first batch of aid to control the locust from China arrived in Karachi,” the Chinese Consul General said.

Officials from Department of Plant Protection were also present at the airport to receive the equipment.

Last month, Chinese experts had come to Pakistan and visited Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab from February 23 to March 4.

They visited to to assess the damage caused by the locust swarm.

The group, after reviewing the situation, formulated a detailed assistance and training plan to deal with the crisis.

The strategy involved emergency deployment of disaster prevention materials including pesticides, spraying vehicles and supply of monitoring equipment to assist Pakistan.

According to the expert group, in the current large-scale outbreak of the locust disaster in the country.

The spraying of chemical pesticides and biological pesticides is more conducive to the emergency treatment of locust disasters.

However, the experts believe that the next four to six weeks will be a critical period for the eradication of locusts in Balochistan.

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