Sino Gold offers China earthquake relief

Sino Gold offers China earthquake relief

Sino Gold Mining Ltd says its operations and workforce in China have not been directly impacted by the earthquake in Sichuan Province.

Sino Gold will donate approximately $100,000 in essential equipment to the earthquake relief effort, the company said on Monday.

The equipment includes 70 portable gas power generators, 200 sets of hand torches and 70 megaphones, which will be sent to Chengdu by chartered plane, along with an emergency rescue team of ten Sino Gold employees.

Sino Gold chief executive Jake Klein also has appealed to company staff to provide donations.

“This disaster has deeply shocked Sino Gold’s 1,600 employees and contractors in China and Australia,” Mr Klein said.

“We are fortunate to be in a position to contribute to the earthquake relief effort both financially and through our employees’ expertise.

“While the magnitude of the damage is difficult to contemplate, we have sought to provide our assistance in the most meaningful and beneficial manner possible.”

Sino Gold headquarters are in Guiyang, the capital of neighbouring Guizhou Province.

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