Grant approved for flood victims in Vietnam

     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 a grant of $2.55 million to Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Vietnam.
     Announcing the grant today (December 22), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide relief items such as water containers, purification tablets and filters. The Committee hoped the grant would 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, Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong will be asked to submit an evaluation report and an audited account on the use of the grant after the relief project has been completed," the spokesman said.

Ends/Thursday, December 22, 2016
Issued at HKT 18:15