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Grants approved for flood victims in the Mainland
     The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund three grants totalling $9.926 million to three agencies for providing relief to flood victims in the Mainland.
     Announcing the grants today (August 16), a spokesman for the Government said that the three grants - one of $5.706 million to Amity Foundation, Hong Kong, one of $3.52 million to World Vision Hong Kong and one of $700,000 to Oxfam Hong Kong - will be used to provide rice, cooking oil and quilts to flood victims in Hunan Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The Committee hopes the grants will facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living.

     "To ensure that the money is used for the designated purposes, the relief agencies will be asked to submit evaluation reports and audited accounts on the use of the grants after the relief projects have been completed," the spokesman said.
Ends/Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Issued at HKT 18:20
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