China is helping six Southeast Asian Countries along the Maritime Silk Road improve their capacity in earthquake monitoring, said the Guangdong seismological bureau Monday.

The earthquake network centres of Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Malaysia have been completed with China’s assistance, and the construction of 24 earthquake monitoring stations will be completed by the end of this year in countries including Indonesia, Cambodia & Thailand, said Sun Peiqing, Director of the Guangdong Seismological Bureau.

The China-aid projects were carried out by the Guangdong seismological bureau, as well as the China earthquake network centre, Institute of Geophysics under China Earthquake Administration and Fujian seismological bureau.

The projects will provide advanced technical support for quick reporting of earthquakes and early warning of tsunamis for these countries, Sun said.

The Bureau has organised two earthquake monitoring technology training courses for trainees from these countries, Sun said, adding the third course will begin in December.