MANILA, Jan. 28 — The Manila Police District (MPD) received 50 units of eco-friendly electric motorcycles from the Chinese embassy on Monday (Jan 28) to help the local police force in combating criminality in the city.
Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua turned over the vehicles to Manila’s Police Director Vicente Danao, Jr, witnessed by Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada, during the celebration of the 118th anniversary of MPD.
“I take joy in the turn-over of the 50 units electric motorcycles donated by the Chinese embassy to the Manila government and its law enforcers as a gift and a token of our long-standing friendship,” Zhao said.
“These eco-friendly motorcycles would effectively assist in the capacity building of the Manila police,” Zhao added.
“We have every reason to expect even greater development of the practical cooperation between the two countries in various sectors such as infrastructure, agriculture, trade, security, which is bound to bring more tangible benefits to the two peoples in the days to come,” he said.
At the same ceremony, Zhao offered his sympathies and condolences to the families of those killed and wounded in the twin bombings in Jolo on Sunday.
For his part, Mayor Estrada showed his gratitude to the Chinese embassy as well as Chinese people for their donation.
“This donation will be of great benefit to our Manila Police District, and will add to their capabilities in patrolling our streets, preventing criminal activity and securing the safety of the public,” Estrada said.
“With this donation, the MPD will be a strong force, better able to ensure peace and order in our streets. And with this, we move close to our goal to recapture Manila’s former glory, and be the pearl of the orient’ once again,” he added.
Source: Xinhua | Manila Bulletin PHOTO: www.news.cn