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Grant approved for earthquake victims in Nepal

     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 $7 million to World Vision Hong Kong for providing relief to earthquake victims in Nepal.

     The grant is further to a disbursement of $50 million made earlier for the Government of Nepal to provide emergency relief to victims affected by the earthquake. It takes the accumulative value of grants for earthquake victims in Nepal to $57 million.

     Announcing the grant today (May 15), 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/Friday, May 15, 2015
Issued at HKT 09:50


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