Bangladesh Air Force C-130J transport aircraft returned home from China with 5 lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine.
The Air Force (S-3 AGF) flight landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 5:31 am on Wednesday (May 12).
Airport sources confirmed the matter to Dhaka Post. According to sources, the flight left Beijing Airport in China at 11:30 pm local time for Dhaka and landed at the scheduled time. After the flight landed, the Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh handed over the vaccines in the presence of representatives from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Health and the military.
The Air Force aircraft also has an AD syringe with 5 lakh doses of Cinopharma vaccine to prevent coronavirus. The Air Force’s vaccination campaign was dubbed the ‘Goodwill Mission’.
Bangladesh Air Force Wing Commander. Habibur Rahman was in charge of this goodwill mission as a team leader.
According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bangladesh Armed Forces is conducting various activities to prevent coronavirus following the policy published by the Government of Bangladesh under the direction of the Prime Minister. Following this, as a sign of China’s friendly relations with Bangladesh, a C-130J transport aircraft of the Air Force has completed this goodwill mission with 5 lakh doses of Cinofarma vaccine and ED syringes to prevent coronavirus from China. The People’s Government of China thanked the Government of China for its commendable initiative in combating coronavirus and for its unwavering support in various countries of the world, including Bangladesh, in preventing global outbreaks.
Earlier on Tuesday, 13 air crews of the Bangladesh Air Force left Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport for China to vaccinate against coronavirus on a Bangladesh Air Force C-130J transport aircraft.