Chinese peacekeeping contingent to Lebanon completes construction task

China Military Online
Chen Zhuo
2024-01-29 17:22:51

BEIJING, Jan. 29 -- The 22nd Chinese Peacekeeping Construction Engineering Company to the United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) assisted the Ghana battalion peacekeepers in completing the task of lifting T-shaped walls in the camp near the temporary border between Lebanon and Israel.

It is currently the rainy season in Lebanon, characterized by heavy rainfall and strong winds. The T-shaped walls, located at two different locations within the Ghana battalion peacekeeping unit, weigh up to three tons each.

The company assessed the security risks in the mission area and developed a thorough plan for coordinated construction. The nearest construction site is less than 100 meters away from the Lebanese-Israeli temporary border, which is one of the main areas with frequent conflicts and firefights. During the mission, therefore, peacekeepers wore protective equipment throughout the entire process and remained highly vigilant against potential emergencies.

During the operation, the commander and operators worked closely, and transferred the T-shaped walls to their designated positions with precision. Their proficient crane operation skills earned praise from fellow peacekeepers and friendly troops.

Since its deployment to the peacekeeping mission area in Lebanon in mid-December last year, the contingent has completed construction tasks of erecting barbed wire and upgrading water tower defense facilities with high standards.

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