Guangxi continues to deliver food supplies to Hubei


Updated: 2020-02-12

A cargo train loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables bound for Hubei province departed from Baise, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on Feb 11. It was the fourth cargo trains carrying supplies to have set out from Guangxi to aid Hubei in its fight against the outbreak of pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus.


A freight train loaded with 187.5 tons of vegetables and fruits from Baise, Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region departs for Hubei province on Feb 11. [Photo provided to]

The donation sent to Hubei this time consists of 187.5 tons of six varieties of high-quality fruits and vegetables from Baise, including tomatoes, peppers, radishes, cabbage, and oranges, as well as eggs and sugar. The train is expected to arrive at Yichang Station in Hubei province on the afternoon of Feb 12 and the donation will be delivered to 11 designated medical institutions in Yichang, while taking into account the two main close contact points in the urban area.


Containers carrying supplies for Hubei province at the railway port of Yichang, South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region. [Photo provided to]

Since Jan 31, Guangxi has sent four cold chain special trains to Hubei, carrying donations from 35 enterprises, associations, cooperatives, and individuals from 22 counties and cities in Guangxi. They have contained 810 tons of fruits and vegetables, 180,000 fresh eggs, 10,000 sea duck eggs, 100,000 Luo Han Guo, as well as 3,000 lunchboxes.