Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Ethiopian completes distribution of Jack Ma’s second round African donation

Ethiopian completes distribution of Jack Ma’s second round African donation

Ethiopian Airlines completed the flight and delivery of the second round shipments of life-saving medical supplies to fight COVID-19 donated by Jack Ma to all African countries. Ethiopian Airlines expresses its complements and the highest appreciation to the Jack Ma Foundation, Ethiopian prime minister Dr Abiy Ahmed and the African CDC for “giving us the opportunity to serve Africa, our beloved continent and our African brothers and sisters during this unprecedented global health and economic crisis.”

The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Group, Tewolde GebreMariam, said: “It is a special honour for the entire Ethiopian Airlines family to be selected as logistics partner and distribution hub for Africa by the Jack Ma foundation, our Prime Minster, WFP and the African CDC. This project which is running its second round of shipment delivery showed the true African integration in line with the AU Vision 2063. It is a role model for what Africa can achieve in its quest for continental integration. We are also happy to see the fruits of our multi hundred million dollars investment in cargo infrastructure now coming to save Africa from the COVID-19.”

Ethiopian successfully delivered the first round of donation of Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundation to African countries, which was initiated by Ethiopian prime minister. Thanks to the established capacity of Ethiopian cargo and logistics services in terms of dedicated staff, state-of-the art facilities and young fleet, Addis Ababa has recently been designated as Humanitarian Air Hub by WFP and WHO to dispatch critical supplies across Africa.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.


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