By Jia Fangwen and Liu Weiwei
BEIJING, Sep. 26 (ChinaMil) -- The second echelon of the 9th Chinese peacekeeping force to South Sudan consisting of 166 officers and soldiers arrived at Juba International Airport in the capital city of South Sudan on the morning of September 24, 2018 via a flight chartered by the United Nations and reached the mission area. This marks the 9th batch of Chinese peacekeeping force to South Sudan is in position.
The 9th peacekeeping force to South Sudan (Wau) is composed of 331 peacekeepers, including an engineer detachment of 268 people and a medical detachment of 63 people.
The engineer detachment is mostly formed by a brigade of the PLA 83rd Group Army, including three engineering support squadrons, one service squadron and one guard squadron. The medical detachment mainly consists of personnel from the Third Hospital of Zhengzhou Joint Logistic Support Center.
The Chinese peacekeepers will serve on a one-year mission in Wau of South Sudan and their main assigned tasks include building roads, bridges and airports, and construction and maintenance for makeshift barracks as well as carrying out humanitarian aid missions.
It is reported that the former 8th Chinese peacekeeping force to South Sudan has completed their one-year mission and left the country in batches on the 12th and 24th of this month.