AMMAN, Dec. 30 (Xinhua) -- Jordan and China on Monday signed an agreement under which China grants Jordan Customs Department 10 x-ray machines worth 11.5 million U.S. dollars for the inspection of trucks and cargo into Jordan.
"The Chinese grant seeks to enhance the competence and efficiency of the customs department and enable it to deploy the latest technologies in the field to improve its services and accelerate the inspection of cargo crossing the Kingdom's borders," said the Chinese ambassador Pan Weifang at the signing ceremony in capital Amman.
The two countries also signed another grant agreement under which China provides rice worth 4.3 million dollars as a grant to Tkiyet Um Ali, a Jordanian non-governmental organization supporting the Jordanians who need help.
The rice grant came in line with a Chinese initiative to provide humanitarian aid to countries that were affected by the influx of Syrian refugees, said the Chinese ambassador.
Jordan's Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Mary Kawar voiced in her speech appreciations for China's grants and support to Jordan, commending the ties between the two countries.
China is considered one of the main supporters for development projects and efforts in Jordan and it has engaged in supporting projects in sectors of health, education, energy and infrastructure over the past years.
Pan said China will continue to support Jordan, adding that the two sides are keen on more cooperation.