Photo: Yiwu omni-media center
At 10 o'clock on March 23, a truck carrying 80000 medical disposable masks set out from the Jimingshan community, the "UN community". It will travel thousands of miles through the Iranian Consulate in Shanghai to support the Iranians in fighting the epidemic.
Hami, an Iranian foreign businessman, didn't know 80000 masks were packed and ready to go only a week after he mentioned to the tax officials, who came to lobby for a tax deduction, of the shortage of the anti-epidemic materials in Iran.
After the outbreak of the epidemic, the municipal taxation department carried out targeted tax relief policy guidance for various groups, including foreign businessmen in Yiwu. During the visit, they learned that Hami's motherland was in short supply of all kinds of epidemic prevention materials due to the outbreak. Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs urgently sent a purchase list to businessmen in China, asking for assistance. Hami was seeking qualified suppliers through the Iranian Chamber of Commerce in China but failed to finalize such a channel.
Learning about this, the Party Committee of the Municipal Taxation Administration quickly launched the "lianxinqiao (heart-to-heart)" project, and the whole leaders donated with love. With the big data on tax, they quickly found the local enterprise with the qualification to manufacture medical disposable masks in Yiwu. In just three days, 80,000 medical disposable masks were manufactured with a total value of about RMB130,000, which were donated to Iran.
At the site of donation, the Iranian consul in Shanghai thanked Yiwu for providing timely assistance in Iran's difficult times via video link.