Cabinet gives THB100mn to fund relief efforts for Nepal

The Cabinet has approved a budget of 100 million baht to be used in the rehabilitation program for victims of the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
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According to Deputy Government Spokesperson Maj Gen Sansern Kaewkamnerd, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, who chaired the weekly Cabinet meeting on behalf of the Prime Minister, expressed thanks to every state official and public member who has contributed to relief efforts in Nepal in the wake of the deadly quake on April 25.

The deputy premier stated that, from the beginning, the government has offered an initial assistance fund worth 6 million baht to Nepal while food and medicine have also been delivered by the Royal Thai Air Force and 67 officials deployed to the quake-hit country.

As additional help, the Cabinet has made its latest resolution to set aside another 100 million baht that will go towards the rehabilitation program.

On this occasion, Gen Prawit commended the Thai people for their generosity after a televised fundraising event for quake victims on Monday night generated a total of 56 million baht worth of donation. – See more at: http://thainews.prd.go.th/CenterWeb/NewsEN/NewsDetail?NT01_NewsID=WNPOL5804280010011#sthash.RCvlLBc0.dpuf

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