Chinese friendship associations donate 100,000 yuan to quake-hit Myanmar

09:52, March 31, 2011      

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Two Chinese friendship associations have donated 100,000 yuan (about 15,250 U.S. dollars) to quake-hit Myanmar, according to a press release from the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) on Wednesday.

Myanmar Ambassador to China U Tin Oo accepted the donation on Tuesday from the CPAFFC and the China-Myanmar Association for Friendship.

On March 24, an earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale jolted Loimwe, a town 56 km southeast of Kengtung in northeastern Myanmar, leaving about 73 people dead and 125 wounded.

Chinese President Hu Jintao has delivered a message of condolence to his Myanmar counterpart, U Thein Sein, for the loss of life and property inflicted by the earthquake.

China offered 500,000 U.S. dollars in emergency humanitarian aid to quake-stricken Myanmar,the Ministry of Commerce said on March 26.

Source: Xinhua
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