Troops from PLA Macao Garrison mobilized for typhoon Hato disaster relief in Macao

About 1,000 troops from the People's Liberation Army Garrison in Macao were mobilized to support the relief efforts of the disaster caused by typhoon Hato in Macao.
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A fireman (C) is seen next to a fire truck in a cordoned off residential area in Macau on August 24, 2017, a day after Typhoon Hato hit the city. 

About 1,000 troops from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Garrison in Macao were mobilized on Friday to support the relief efforts of the disaster caused by typhoon Hato in the Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR).

The troops were called in at around 9:45 a.m. local time to help with the relief work.

The mobilization was at the request of the Macao SAR government and under the approval of China's central government in accordance with the Basic Law of the Macao SAR and the Garrison Law of the Macao SAR.

The PLA Garrison in Macao said it will make concerted efforts with the Macao SAR government, the central government agencies in Macao, as well as Macao compatriots to help protect the lives and properties of the Macao compatriots and resume life and production order in Macao as soon as possible.


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