On Friday April 16, the UN delegation in New York received a request from the UN regarding the donation or sale of Norwegian equipment to MINURCAT. The request included the following equipments:
• 22 Hospital tents with air conditioning and other infrastructure
• 12 accommodation systems with air conditioning and interior
• A complete maintenance hangar
Norway has as a part of our support to the continuation of MINURCAT decided to donate the above equipment to the United Nations. The total value of the equipment is about NOK 13 million (USD 2.18 million). In addition to the 22 hospital tents, Norway will donate 12 of its accommodation systems that the Norwegian contingent currently occupies, as well as a complete maintenance hangar.
The Norwegian contingent in the UN operation MINURCAT in the Central African Republic and Chad is now in the process of completing its mission. The packing of equipment is already underway and the hospital will conclude its operations by May 15 this year.
See photographs of the Norwegian military contingent in Chad on Flickr.
Click here for background into Norway's contribution to MINURCAT.