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JCB donates equipment to Pakistan

Construction firm JCB has announced it is to donate equipment to help in reconstruction projects following the devastating floods that have caused havoc across much of Pakistan.

The equipment, worth more than £160,000, includes two high specification 4CX backhoe loaders with attachments.

The floods are the worst to hit the country in decades, and have left a trail of devastation, leaving millions of people homeless.
It is estimated that rebuilding costs in Pakistan will exceed £10bn.

Sir Anthony Bamford, chairman of JCB, said the company was keen to help out in any way possible.

He said: “Britain has been leading the way with the level of its donations to Pakistan and as a British manufacturer I am keen for us to help in any way possible and hope that JCB’s donation of machines can assist in some small way.”

The donation of equipment is not the first time JCB has helped in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

In 2005 it donated excavators to help in the clean up operation following a huge earthquake in Pakistan, and earlier this year it donated £100,000 worth of equipment after the enormous earthquake in Haiti that killed more than 200,000 people.

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