HK further approves relief grants for Philippines typhoon victims

21:11, October 30, 2009      

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The Hong Kong government Friday announced an approval of grants totaling 3.32 million HK dollars to two relief agencies to undertake relief projects for typhoon victims in the Philippines.

Announcing the grants on Friday, a government spokesman said the committee hoped the two grants, one of 520,000 HK dollars to the Amity Foundation and another one of 2.8 million HK dollars to Oxfam Hong Kong, would help provide relief to the victims.

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

The grants are further to a disbursement of 6.8 million HK dollars made earlier for two relief organizations to provide emergency relief to typhoon victims in the Philippines. It takes the total value of grants for typhoon victims in the Philippines to 10.12 million HK dollars.(7.8 HK dollars = 1 U.S. dollar)

Source: Xinhua
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