Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region and the public are thankful to the support from the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Macao Garrison in relieving Typhoon Hato’s aftermath.
After Typhoon Hato, the strongest recorded storm in Macao for 53 years, the city has experienced heavily damage with deteriorating environmental hygiene. The Government and the Macao public highly respect the practical assistance from the well-equipped and strictly disciplined PLA officers and soldiers, particularly their efforts in cleaning up flood wastes and obstacles from streets, under the bright sun.
Following approval by the Central Government of the Macao Government's request, some 1,000 troops from the PLA Macao Garrison, since 25 August, provide support to the city’s relief work to alleviate the impact after the typhoon.
Typhoon Hato struck Macao on 23 August, causing ten human fatalities and 244 injured as well as resulting in enormous economic losses.