Chinese company helps flood-affected people in Britain

ISLAMABAD: A Chinese company has helped flood-affected people in Gilgit-Baltistan, northern Pakistan.

Pakistan’s Seventh Hydropower Office CEC, Basha Dam and Tangier Hydropower Project teams responded quickly to reports of the devastating flood and remained at the front line of rescue and relief efforts to tackle disaster alongside the Pakistani brothers, a statement from the company said on Sunday.

On July 30, a flash flood erupted in Tangir district of Gilgit-Baltistan due to heavy rains, resulting in damage to farmland and destruction of roads and canals, which severely affected the lives of local residents.

On July 31, after inspecting the flood-affected area, the project team formulated an immediate plan and deployed construction personnel from the Tangier hydropower plant and excavator equipment to the affected areas to assist in the rehabilitation works. rescue and relief, according to the statement. Workers also participated in clearing collapsed infrastructure, dredging destroyed roads, clearing hidden hazards and filling the foundations of the irrigation canal to protect the lives and property of local people.

After two days of construction work, project staff successfully unblocked and reconstructed the collapsed roads and communications/transportation was restored to the affected areas.

The statement said the backfilling of the foundation works of the irrigation canal is still in progress and the project staff will continue to pay more attention to disaster management and cooperate with local authorities and people.