Thai cabinet approves 6.6 mln USD aid for Japan

09:23, March 15, 2011      

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The cabinet on Monday approved a 200 million baht (6.6 million U.S. dollars) budget for providing assistance to victims of the earthquake and subsequent tsunamis that have devastated northeast Japan.

In its weekly meeting, the cabinet resolved to send 10,000 tons of Jasmine rice and 5,000 tons of glutinous rice to Japan, a team of medical personnel and medical supplies.

Before the meeting, Deputy Prime Minister Suthep Thaugsuban said a proposal to send cooked food to help tsunami victims in Japan would also be discussed during the meeting.

Suthep said the south of Thailand, hit by a tsunami on Dec. 26, 2004, now had a good warning system. Tsunami warning towers had been installed along the beaches.

A massive 9 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean nearby Northeastern Japan at around 2 p.m. local time on Friday, causing damage with blackouts, fire and tsunami. More than 10,000 people were feared dead and about 2.5 million people are presently without power.

Source: Xinhua

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