BEIJING (China) (APP): Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF) has launched a first-aid project under the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing.
The project will offer first-aid resources, including ambulances and medical professionals, and public health services along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a 3,000-km network of roads, railways and pipelines linking Kashgar in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Southwest Pakistan's Gwadar Port , 'China Daily' Tuesday reported.
The first emergency medical center under the project will be built in Gwadar Port , according to the CRCF.
The project is sponsored by the CRCF Silk Road Bo'ai Fund, a non-profit programme which aims to contribute to the Belt and Road Initiative by providing humanitarian services. The fund was also launched on Monday.
As part of the fund, a project on helping children with congenital heart disease in Afghanistan was announced by the CRCF on the same day.