Hong Kong announces to provide $3.009 million as relief support to flood-hit people in Nepal
August 22, 2019 11:19 AM NPT
By: Pratik Rana
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of China has announced $3.009 million as relief support to flood-hit people in Nepal.
A spokesman of the HKSAR stated that the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region approved a grant of $3.009 million to Amity Foundation, Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Nepal. Earlier, HKSAR's Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee had advised the local government to provide relief support to flood victims.
Announcing the grant on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide food, tarpaulins, solar lights as well as hygiene items to the victims. The committee hoped the grant would facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living, he said.
"To ensure that the money is used for the designated purposes, Amity Foundation, Hong Kong will be asked to submit an evaluation report and an audited account on the use of the grant after the relief project has been completed," the spokesman said.