This morning, a ship sailed into the port of Rijeka and delivered additional quantities of protective equipment from China, which are needed by the competent institutions in the continuation of efforts to suppress the coronavirus epidemic.
This is the first of several ships to deliver the remaining quantities of goods purchased from MEHECO and Sinopharm in early April. These are fully financed with funds from the European Regional Development Fund, from which Croatia has so far been approved about 50 million euros.
There are about 214 tons of goggles and protective suits on bord of the MSC Genoa, with a total value of about 10.8 million dollars. There is also a small amount of masks, protective suits and goggles donated to Croatia by the Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China, the Alibaba Foundation and the Jack Ma Foundation.
During the next few days, the equipment will be delivered to the warehouse of the Directorate of Civil Protection and further distributed to users according to the operational assessments of the Civil Protection Headquarters.