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Grants approved for typhoon victims in the Philippines

     The Government has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved three grants from the Disaster Relief Fund totalling $3.5 million to three relief agencies to undertake relief projects for typhoon victims in the Philippines.

     Announcing the grants today (September 20), a government spokesman said that the Committee hoped the three grants - one of $1.5 million to World Vision Hong Kong, one of $1 million to Save the Children Hong Kong, and one of $1 million to the Adventist Development and Relief Agency, China, would help provide relief to typhoon victims in the Philippines.  

     "To ensure that the money will be used for the designated purposes, the three relief agencies have been asked to submit evaluation reports and audited accounts on the use of the grants after the relief projects have been completed," the spokesman said.

     The committee is chaired by the Chief Secretary for Administration. Members include Mr Franklin Lam, Ms Starry Lee, Mrs Sophie Leung, Mr Wong Sing-chi, Mrs Alice Chong, Mr Leo Kung, the Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury and the Secretary for Labour and Welfare.

Ends/Thursday, September 20, 2012
Issued at HKT 15:22


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