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fected can get in touch with their fam­i­lies and friends,” Rindhu said.

ZTE is the net­work equip­ment provider for the whole Su­lawesi is­land. Ac­cord­ing to sta­tis­tics, the earth­quakes of 6.0, 7.4 and 6.1 mag­ni­tude and the tsunami de­stroyed around one third of its tele­com base sta­tions on the is­land.

ZTE’s re­gional man­ager Wisnu Eka Pu­tra be­lieves that he is “a lucky man.” He was on a busi­ness trip out of Palu when the dis­as­ter oc­curred. How­ever, he re­turned to the city as soon as he could start re­pair­ing the dam­aged net­work.

Af­ter days of work, 90 per­cent of the dam­aged bases were fixed. Wisnu said. “I am proud to be able to make a dif­fer­ence in the re­con­struc­tion of my home­town.”

ZTE project di­rec­tor Zhu Shun­rong told Xin­hua that so far ZTE had sent nine batches of emergency main­te­nance per­son­nel, more than 70 peo­ple, as well as 17 gen­er­a­tors and over 20 ve­hi­cles to Palu. “Lo­cal net­work com­mu­ni­ca­tion has ba­si­cally re­turned to nor­mal,” he said.

Many other Chi­nese com­pa­nies in Indonesia have mo­bi­lized their per­son­nel and re­sources for dis­as­ter re­lief. P.T. Indonesia Morowali In­dus­trial Park, a Chi­nese-In­done­sian com­pany which has been op­er­at­ing in Cen­tral Su­lawesi prov­ince for years, sent two am­bu­lances and more than 20 health pro­fes­sion­als to quake-hit Palu.

An of­fi­cial from the China Cham­ber of Com­merce in Indonesia said Chi­nese com­pa­nies not only helped boost lo­cal eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment, but also shoul­dered their so­cial re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in dif­fi­cult times.

Fur­ther­more, the first batch of hu­man­i­tar­ian sup­plies of the Chi­nese gov­ern­ment, con­sist­ing of 1,200 tents, thou­sands of wa­ter treat­ment equip­ment, 200 gen­er­a­tors and some other ne­ces­si­ties, were flown to Palu on Tues­day evening. And four batches of aid are to be de­liv­ered in the com­ing days.

The Chi­nese Em­bassy in Indonesia also pur­chased items needed by the vic­tims, and the Red Cross So­ci­ety of China do­nated $200,000 to its In­done­sian coun­ter­part, Palang Merah Indonesia, for re­lief ef­forts.

Chi­nese Am­bas­sador Xiao Qian said, “China and Indonesia are good neigh­bors who share weal and woe and are al­ways ready to of­fer timely help for each other.”

“I hope the aid from China can cope with the ur­gent needs of Indonesia, and the In­done­sian gov­ern­ment and its peo­ple can feel the strong bonds be­tween our two coun­tries,” he

added. Xin­hua

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