Donations flood in for quake relief

By Chris Sleight19 May 2008

JCB backhoes leaving the company's Shanghai factory for Sichuan Province.

JCB backhoes leaving the company's Shanghai factory for Sichuan Province.

Several construction equipment manufacturers have donated equipment to help with relief work following last weeks violent earthquake in China's Sichuan Province.

Chinese manufacturer Liugong, along with its dealers, has sent some 100 wheeled loaders and 30 excavators to the affected areas. Other donors include Kobleco, which has sent two excavators and four wheeled loaders worth a total of RMB 4 million (US$ 574000). The company has also made a donation of RMB 1 million (US$ 143500).

JCB meanwhile has donated six 3CX backhoe loaders worth (US$ 600000), and Case has send four 695 backhoe loaders to the affected area.

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