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Grant approved for drought victims in Maharashtra, India

     The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $3.877 million to World Vision Hong Kong for providing relief to drought victims in Maharashtra, India.

     Announcing the grant today (June 2), a spokesman for the HKSAR Government said that the Committee hoped that the grant would facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living. To ensure that the money would be used for the designated purposes, World Vision Hong Kong would be asked to submit an evaluation report and an audited account on the use of the grant after the relief project has been completed.

Ends/Thursday, June 2, 2016
Issued at HKT 18:43


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