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Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 20:05
HK grants over US$880,000 for flood relief in Bangladesh
By Xinhua
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 20:05 By Xinhua

In this aerial photo inundated village houses are seen in Savar on August 19, 2020. (MUNIR UZ ZAMAN / AFP)

HONG KONG - The government of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Wednesday announced two grants totaling HK$6.827 million (about US$880,898) for providing relief to flood victims in Bangladesh.

The two grants will be used to provide food kits and hygiene kits as well as household items and shelter materials to benefit around 63,750 victims

As the flooding had affected around 5.5 million people in Bangladesh, the HKSAR government accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee, and approved the two grants from the Disaster Relief Fund to two agencies, a spokesman of the HKSAR government said.

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The two grants, one of HK$2.972 million to World Vision Hong Kong and one of 3.855 million HK dollars to Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong, will be used to provide food kits and hygiene kits as well as household items and shelter materials to benefit around 63,750 victims.

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The committee hopes the grants will facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living, the spokesman said.


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