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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news abstract at 1600 GMT, Sept. 17

ISLAMABAD — The Chinese building and energy firms are internationally aggressive, they usually produce superb high quality work, a Pakistani official instructed Xinhua in a current interview.

“Most of these companies have an experience of working on mega projects in China as well, and some of these companies are also working overseas, so put together, they bring a very large experience as they come here and work in our country,” stated Sajjad Ghani, chairman of Pakistan’s Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA). (Pakistan-China-Hydropower)

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TOKYO — One out of 10 folks in Japan is now aged 80 or older, whereas the ratio of aged to the entire inhabitants rose to a report excessive, ministry knowledge confirmed Sunday.

Japan’s aged residents, outlined as these aged 65 and above, noticed their share within the general inhabitants at a historic excessive of 29.1 %, in line with the demographic statistics introduced by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications a day earlier than the nation’s Respect for the Aged Day vacation. (Japan-Aging Population-Record)

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PHNOM PENH — Cambodia’s Koh Ker archaeological website on Sunday was inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List, bringing the nation’s tangible cultural properties on the record to 4, stated a authorities’s assertion.

The inscription was made through the forty fifth session of the World Heritage Committee in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the assertion stated. (Cambodia-World Heritage-UNESCO)

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FARAH, Afghanistan — The distribution of China-donated humanitarian help has began in west Afghanistan’s Farah province as 29 needy households obtained assist packages, an official stated on Saturday.

Each household was given two luggage of rice, every weighing 50 kg, and 329 extra destitute households might be receiving their share from the help within the coming days, in line with provincial director for Natural Disaster Management Authority Mohammad Israel Sayar. (Afghanistan-Humanitarian Aid-China)