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S. Korean firms plan to send flour aid to DPRK

(Xinhua)

15:49, August 25, 2011

SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- South Korean companies based in an inter-Korean industrial complex plan to send floor to flood victims in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), reports said Thursday.

If approved by the government, the firms will send flour worth 100 million won (92,115 U.S. dollars) to residents of the DPRK border town of Kaesong, where the industrial park is located, according to reports.

The government here granted in July a rare approval for civilian flour aid to the northern neighbor, the first food aid since the two Koreas exchanged fire near a tense western sea border.

Some 120 South Korean firms are operating at the Kaesong industrial complex, employing 44000 DPRK workers producing in labor-intensive goods.

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