China donates military equipment to the Armed Forces of Guyana 10804172

Defense & Security News - Guyana
 
China donates military equipment to the Armed Forces of Guyana.
The Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) has received military equipment from from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The military equipment were officially handed Wednesday, April 5, 2017, during a brief ceremony at the Coast Guard Ship Hinds, Ruimveldt, where President David Granger said that this investment by the People’s Republic of China is an important one as it further cements relations between the two countries.
     
The Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) has received military equipment from from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The military equipment were officially handed Wednesday, April 5, 2017, during a brief ceremony at the Coast Guard Ship Hinds, Ruimveldt, where President David Granger said that this investment by the People’s Republic of China is an important one as it further cements relations between the two countries.
President Granger, Minister of Infrastructure, Mr. David Patterson and Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Guyana, Mr. Cui Jianchun, during an inspection of some of the Military equipment donated by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
     
The Chinese donation consisted of 31 pieces of equipment including patrol boats, bulldozers, one excavator, water tankers, fuel tankers, tipper trucks, off-road ambulances and several other vehicles.

The President said that infrastructural development is a top national priority and that the GDF’s technical corps must be strengthened to allow it to contribute effectively to national development and to execute its mandate of protecting the territory and preventing transnational crime.

The President said that the Air Corps, Engineer Corps, Signal Corps and Coast Guard of the GDF need to be recapitalised in order to more effectively control Guyana’s airspace, land space, sea space and rivers and provide reliable communications in any weather and terrain.

This revitalisation included the enhancement of the Air Corps, Engineer Corps, Signal Corps and Coast Guard to carry out its duties, including continuous surveillance, over the country’s air, land and maritime borders, the provision of support for search and rescue services to persons in distress, the restoration of defence and public infrastructure and ensuring reliable communication throughout the country in any weather or terrain.

Chief of Staff of the GDF, Brigadier Patrick West, during brief remarks, echoed the President’s sentiments, stating that the donation is indeed appropriate as it will aid in the total transformation of the GDF into a body that effectively oversees total national events.
     
The Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) has received military equipment from from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA). The military equipment were officially handed Wednesday, April 5, 2017, during a brief ceremony at the Coast Guard Ship Hinds, Ruimveldt, where President David Granger said that this investment by the People’s Republic of China is an important one as it further cements relations between the two countries.
President David Granger, Minister of Infrastructure, Mr. David Patterson and Chief of Staff of the GDF, Brigadier Patrick West inspect the inside of one of the off-road ambulances donated by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army.
 

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