1st echelon of 17th Chinese peacekeeping force to Liberia sets out for home
(Source: China Military Online) 2015-09-11
Soldiers of the first echelon of the 17th Chinese peacekeeping troops to Liberia, guided by the UN peacekeeping officers, prepare to get on plane to return to China.
MONROVIA, Sept. 11 (ChinaMil) -- The first echelon of the 17th Chinese peacekeeping force to Liberia departed from the Roberts International Airport in Monrovia, capital of Liberia, on September 8, 2015, to come back to China.
The 17th batch of the Chinese peacekeepers to Liberia is mainly formed by troops from an engineering regiment of the 27th Group Army under the PLA Beijing Military Area Command (MAC), a motor regiment of the PLA Inner Mongolia Military Command (MC) and the PLA No. 251 Hospital.
Among the total of 558 peacekeepers, 240 from the transportation detachment were stationed in Monrovia, and 275 from the engineering detachment and 43 from the medical detachment were stationed in Zwedru. All of them are granted with UN Peace Medals.
During their peacekeeping missions in Liberia, the transportation detachment was mainly responsible for personnel and material transport tasks, the engineering detachment was mainly responsible for tasks including the construction and repair of roads, bridges, blindages and fortifications, the repair of houses, the maintenance and repair of airport and the construction and support of water supply and power supply facilities. And the medical detachment, which was established based on the UN peacekeeping class-II hospital standard, was mainly responsible for tasks including the rescue, treatment and evacuation for the wounded and patients as well as the hygiene and epidemic prevention.
The first echelon of the 18th Chinese peacekeeping force to Liberia has arrived at the mission areas and is carrying out the rotation and handover tasks with the 17th Chinese peacekeeping force to Liberia, according to sources.