Donation ceremony held for Cyclone Mocha victims

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Union Minister Dr Thet Thet Khine receives the cash and kind donations yesterday.

The ceremony for cash and kind donations from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of International Cooperation, Myanmar embassies, Myanmar citizens in foreign countries and partner foreign companies was held at the Disaster Management Centre-DMC yesterday afternoon.
First, the Foreign Affairs deputy minister mentioned that donations from employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of International Cooperation, Myanmar embassies abroad and Myanmar Permanent Representative Offices to- talled K72,454,700, which is equivalent to eight donated foreign currencies; donations from Myanmar citizens living abroad, companies and institutions amounted to K61,473,400, which is equivalent to five donated foreign currencies; medicines worth K29,849,680, which is equivalent to Indian Rupee 1,193,987.20 were also donated.
Then, the Union minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement returned words of thanks for the donations and support from the international community for the Cyclone Mocha disaster.
Items donated by the ASEAN Humanitarian Coordination Centre-AHA Centre, governments and people of Thailand, China, India, Bangladesh, Indonesia and foreign embassies in Yangon were delivered by Tatmadaw aircraft, naval ships and vessel from the Ministry of Transport and Communications to Sittway from where they were distributed to the Mocha-affected townships.
Afterwards, the Foreign Affairs deputy minister presented K133,928,100 and medicines worth K29,849,680 to the MoSWRR Union minister and she returned the certificate of honour. — MNA/TS

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