China Donates 50 Electric Motorcycle Units to Manila Police District
Worth nearly PHP10 million total
The Chinese Embassy in Manila recently turned over 50 electric motorcycle units to the city government of Manila to mark the 118th founding anniversary of the Manila Police District (MPD).
According to the Embassy, the motorcycles–worth around USD180,000 or approximately PHP9,452,700–reflect China’s efforts “to effectively assist the capacity building of the Manila Police and to fulfill Mayor (Joseph) Estrada‘s advocacy of a green and clean city.”
“After the landmark state visit of President Xi Jinping, we have every reason to expect even greater development of the practical cooperation between China and the Philippines in various sectors, which is bound to bring more tangible benefits to the two people in the days to come,” said Ambassador Zhao Jianhua, referencing Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to the Philippines last November.
In response, Manila City Mayor Joseph Estrada gratefully accepted the donation, saying that it would greatly benefit the MPD in its capabilities in patrolling the streets, preventing criminal activity, and securing the safety of the public.
“With this donation, the MPD will be a stronger force, better able to ensure peace and order in our city streets, and with this, we move closer to our goal to recapture Manila’s former glory, and be the Pearl of the Orient once again,” Estrada shared.