Hong Kong Sends Relief Supplies to Japan
   2011-04-08 22:43:21    Xinhua      Web Editor: Sun

Relief supplies worth 5 million HK dollars arranged by the Hong Kong government are scheduled to arrive in Japan from April 9, the authority said Friday.

The grant of money from Hong Kong's Disaster Relief Fund was approved by the Special Administrative Region government to procure 30,000 cans of preserved food and 100,000 pairs of socks to help the victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami, followed by a nuclear threat in Japan, said the government news release.

The relief supplies are scheduled to arrive in Japan by batches starting April 9, and preserved food will be distributed to Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, according to the government.

The Chief Secretary Henry Tang noted that the SAR government is willing to consider any further requests for assistance from Japan during his meet with Japan's Consul General Yuji Kumamaru on Friday.

The Disaster Relief Fund was established in December 1993 for emergency disaster relief outside Hong Kong, as well as advising on specific amounts to specific recipients, and monitoring the use of grants. (One U.S. dollar is about 7.78 HK dollars.)

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