Chinese firm helps bring food to PNG children in need

Source: Xinhua| 2018-10-29 19:28:58|Editor: Liangyu
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SYDNEY, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- China Rail Construction and Engineering Group Papua New Guinea (CRCE PNG) has helped provide food and clothing for around 200 Children living on the street in the capital city of Port Moresby.

Pastor Andrew Anis, of the Murray Barracks Seventh-day Adventist Church, told local media, "This is the first time in the history of this church that an international company has helped us in community work."

Aimed at helping Port Moresby's most vulnerable, the church's youth program encourages young people to seek support and live a life free of crime.

More than 200 homeless attended the event this year, which served traditional Chinese steamed rice cooked by CRCE PNG's Chinese staff, along with stewed chicken, potato and vegetables.

"We wanted the kids to enjoy the taste of China, but there was also western bread, hamburgers, sandwiches, chips and cold drinks," Lien Chang, general manager CRCE PNG, told Xinhua on Monday.

Established in PNG since 2008, the firm has been involved in a number of local charities, making donations to organizations like the PNG Kidney Association, PNG Taekwondo Association, PNG Nature Park, and PNG Second Technology School among others.

In February, CRCE PNG also made significant contributions to help those in remote areas after a devastating 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Highland region of the country.

Lien said the company is now in the process of building a specialized facility to provide services for people with disabilities.

"By devoting ourselves and supporting humanitarian programs, we can give back to the local people of PNG and their communities, and we want to demonstrate our respect and integration with PNG people, PNG culture and religion," he said.

As a long-term business focused on sustainable development in the South Pacific nation, Lien added that it's important to understand the "environment and landscape which we operate in."

"While we deliver a world class standard of building and construction infrastructure projects in PNG, we also want to contribute to PNG's domestic development," Lien said.