Chinese peacekeepers have their own well drilling team to provide water for personnel and campsites of the African Union/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID). It is the only such team employed by the peacekeeping forces dispatched by China.
The water supply detachment is formed by a water supply regiment under the Beijing Military Area Command (MAC) of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Working conditions for the water team are tough. They need to wear bullet-proof clothes at temperatures over 40 degrees centigrade.
Related web sited:
- China – Ministry of National Defence – Peacekeeping
- African Union/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur (UNAMID)
Source: Li Yun, China Military Online / People’s Daily Online, 25 Jul 2012