Students carrying school bags with panda images pose for a group photo during the donation ceremony led by the China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC) Consortium in Kyaukphyu township of Rakhine state, Myanmar, Nov. 7, 2019. Since Monday, the CITIC Consortium donated 4,000 schoolbags which include stationeries and 5,000 T-shirts to 32 schools in Kyaukphyu township. (Photo by Soe Moe Oo/Xinhua)
YANGON, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- A consortium led by a Chinese company has donated thousands of school bags and T-shirts to students in Myanmar's Rakhine state as of Friday.
Since Monday, the China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC) Consortium donated 4,000 schoolbags which include stationeries and 5,000 T-shirts to 32 schools in Kyaukphyu township.
"We hope that the donation will create better learning conditions for local students and will contribute to development of basic education in Kyauk Phyu." Ma Chuanfu, deputy managing director of CITIC Myanmar, told the donation ceremony.
It was the second batch of such donation done by the CITIC consortium and so far, 7,000 schoolbags and 8,000 T-shirts have been distributed to Myanmar students from 63 schools in Kyaukphyu township, in collaboration with China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) Myanmar Office since 2018.
It was learnt that the third batch of donation which includes 2,000 schoolbags and T-shirts is set to be done by the consortium before the end of 2019.
The CITIC Consortium has contributed a number of corporate social responsibilities (CSR) programs since its participation in the tendering of Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone's Deep Sea Port Project and Industrial Park Project in 2014.