Chinese peacekeepers erect boundary markers along Blue Line in Lebanon

Source: China Military OnlineEditor: Ouyang
2016-02-22 21:35


The CCTV screenshot shows a blue bucket (or boundary marker) along Blue Line in Lebanon.

BEIRUT, Feb. 22 (ChinaMil) -- Six blue buckets set up by China's first peacekeeping construction engineer contingent to Lebanon successfully passed the acceptance inspection on the morning of Feb. 19, 2016, local time.

The blue bucket is actually the boundary marker erected along the Blue Line that separates Lebanon with Israel.

The construction sites of the six blue buckets were located in a region where border attacks frequently occur. With their outstanding professional quality, the Chinese peacekeeping soldiers have won trust from all parties concerned. The headquarters of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) decided to entrust the Chinese contingent with the task of erecting the blue buckets at the six key points.

The thick woods and mine fields as well as steep slopes made it impossible for the construction machinery to enter the sites. More than 20 tons of concrete materials required for setting up the blue buckets were all transported by the Chinese peacekeepers with their shoulders and hands. Eventually, they finished the hard work of erecting all the six blue buckets half a month in advance.

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