Grant approved for Shaanxi flood victims

     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 $959,000 to Plan International Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Shaanxi Province.
     Announcing the grant today (August 29), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide hygiene and household items. The Committee hopes the grant 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, Plan International 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 29, 2017
Issued at HKT 17:15