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China will contribute an additional 2 million Sinovac doses.

The Chinese Embassy in Manila said on Friday that the Chinese government will provide two million extra doses of Sinovac vaccine to the Philippine government.

The new aid, according to Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian, would arrive next week, bringing the total number of dosages China has supplied to Manila through procurement and donation to at least 57 million.

“China and the Philippines concentrated on pandemic preparedness and economic recovery in 2021. In numerous industries, we have performed more mutually beneficial cooperation than ever before, building a tighter alliance in the new era “In a virtual event, he stated.

“Not only were Chinese vaccinations the first Covid-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) vaccines to arrive in the Philippines, but they have also become the country’s primary source of vaccination.”

Huang praised Manila’s efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19, praising its “outstanding achievements” in the fight against the pandemic.

Since March 2021, the Philippines has given out 94.2 million doses of coronavirus vaccination. According to the National Task Force Against Covid-19’s most recent data, more than 39 million people have already been fully vaccinated, with 643,370 receiving booster doses.

Apart from close collaboration to supplement the country’s pandemic response, government-to-government projects between the two countries have also entered “a new stage of the harvest” this year, according to Huang.

In June, the Estrella-Pantaleon Bridge was completed ahead of schedule, allowing approximately 50,000 vehicles per day to cross through.

The ambassador also cited the nearly completed Chico River Pump Irrigation Project, which he claims will benefit roughly 8,700 hectares of agriculture in the provinces of Cagayan and Kalinga and enhance crop productivity once completed.

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