COVID19; Jack Ma donates medical supplies to SL & 9 nations

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The Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Foundation today announced plans to donate much-needed medical supplies to 10 more countries in Asia including Sri Lanka to help the global fight against COVID-19, Business Wire reported.

The governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will receive from the two foundations a donation totaling 1.8 million masks, 210,000 COVID-19 test kits, 36,000 pieces of protective clothing, as well as essential medical equipment and supplies that include ventilators and forehead thermometers.

“Go Asia! We will donate emergency supplies to 10 more countries across Asia,” said Jack Ma, who announced the latest foundation pledges through his Twitter account. “Delivering fast is not easy, but we’ll get it done!”

Delivery of the donations will leverage the robust capabilities of the Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) to overcome the significant logistical and transportation challenge presented by the vast number of countries and their geographical remoteness.

“The epidemic outbreak has brought about challenges to global logistics. With the help of eWTP, we’re trying our best to ensure speedy transport and delivery to move the supplies to remote communities where they are most needed,” said Juntao Song, Secretary General of eWTP.

Earlier this week, the two foundations announced donations of medical supplies to Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines that also leveraged eWTP’s strong logistics capability for speedy and reliable transportation and delivery. eWTP has a mandate to empower global SMEs to realize their full economic potential through reducing trade barriers and making it easier for them to participate in global trade.

  Comments - 8

  • S. Jayawardene Sunday, 22 March 2020 01:49 AM

    This does not go even towards 0.00000001% of the economic cost and lost revenue and additional expenditure to Sri Lanka. China should forgive our loans.

    Adrian Sunday, 22 March 2020 03:11 AM

    This is Great! Big thank you for the Humanity Service. We need to revitalise the Asian Region. As the west needs us and our Service, Manufacturing makes the competition more and more interesting. Thank you for saving the soles of the Aseans.

    Ranjit Sunday, 22 March 2020 03:12 AM

    What is our alibaba doing?

    Chandana Fernando Sunday, 22 March 2020 05:47 AM

    Thank you Sir...........Love from Sri Lanka

    Lankan Sunday, 22 March 2020 06:55 AM

    Good move, but this epidemic disaster originated from China, so I think it is a kind responsibility than a donation.

    Bobby Pereira Sunday, 22 March 2020 08:10 AM

    Thank you Jack Ma. As President Xi recently said China and Sri Lanka are all weather friends. Also a friend in need is a friend Indeed.

    Niranjan Abeysena Sunday, 22 March 2020 08:35 AM

    Thank you Mr Ma for your generous gesture

    Harischandra Sunday, 22 March 2020 11:45 AM

    This is true humanity!

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