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JCB sends diggers to help Pakistan flood relief effort

31 Aug 10 JCB has pledged assistance worth £162,000 to help in the reconstruction programme in the wake of the devastating floods in Pakistan.

JCB has pledged assistance worth £162,000 to help in the reconstruction programme in the wake of the devastating floods in Pakistan.

Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford is donating two high specification 4CX backhoe loaders with attachments to the stricken country where the worst floods in decades have left millions people homeless and where rebuilding costs are expected to be in the region of £10bn.

Sir Anthony 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.”

JCB also donated excavators to help in the clear up operation after the 2005 earthquake.

Earlier this year, JCB gave equipment worth £97,000 to help the earthquake relief effort in Haiti, and £44,000 to help in the rebuilding efforts in the wake of the Chilean earthquake disaster.

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