China's Hong Kong approves grants for flood victims in India

Source: Xinhua| 2017-09-14 20:44:44|Editor: Mengjie
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HONG KONG, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The government of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Thursday announced that two grants totaling over 6 million HK dollars (about 770,000 U.S. dollars) have been approved to two agencies for providing relief to flood victims in Bihar of India.

The move came after the government accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee.

The two grants, one of 3.128 million HK dollars (some 400,000 U.S. dollars) to World Vision Hong Kong and one of 2.883 million HK dollars (some 370,000 U.S. dollars) to CEDAR Fund, will be used to provide food, household items, hygiene items and shelter materials to flood victims in Bihar.

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

The grants, together with those approved earlier, will take the accumulative value of grants for flood victims in India to 11.389 million HK dollars (1.46 million U.S. dollars).

To ensure that the money is used for the designated purposes, the relief agencies will be asked to submit evaluation reports and audited accounts on the use of the grants after the relief projects have been completed, said the government statement.