First batch of China’s 500M RMB grant to arrive tomorrow


The first batch of China’s grant worth 500 million Renminbi (RMB) is due to arrive this month, the Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka confirmed.

Accordingly, the first batch of 512,640 syringes of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection worth 10 million RMB, will be delivered to Sri Lanka in two consignments, with the first batch, carrying 256,320 syringes, is scheduled to arrive tomorrow (03).

Meanwhile, the second consignment will arrive within the second half of the month, the Embassy noted.

The two consignments are expected to suffice Sri Lanka for the next six months.

Enoxaparin sodium is an anticoagulant medication, commonly used to treat and prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) & pulmonary embolism (PE) including during pregnancy & certain types of surgery. Also used in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) & heart attacks, or during hemodialysis.

The Embassy further assured that while relating deeply to the plight of Sri Lanka’s citizens, they will continue to work closely with both Beijing and Colombo to follow through with the bilateral agreement and provide much-needed livelihood assistance for Sri Lanka.

This commitment will be treated as one of top-priority, they noted.