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Grant approved for Gansu flood victims in Mainland
     The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $450,000 to Oxfam Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Gansu Province in the Mainland.
     Announcing the grant today (August 15), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide rice and oil for the flood victims to address their imminent needs. The grant was approved under the fast-track mechanism set up on the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee to enable relief organisations to start first-phase emergency relief work more expeditiously. 
     "To ensure that the money is used for the designated purposes, Oxfam 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/Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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