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Hong Kong Red Cross offers 30 mln HKD for Japan earthquake relief

04-07-2011 08:40 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

HONG KONG, April 6 (Xinhua) -- The Hong Kong Red Cross (HKRC) announced on Wednesday that it has allocated 30 million HK dollars (about 3.86 million U.S. dollars) for Japan's earthquake and tsunami relief and early recovery works.

The HKRC has received donation of over 80 million HK dollars from the generous individuals and corporations in Hong Kong since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and a subsequent tsunami hit the northeastern coast of Japan on March 11, followed by the nuclear leakage crisis in the stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, according to a news release from the HKRC.

It said all the donations collected would be mobilized in support of the earthquake and tsunami relief, as well as the recovery and disaster preparedness works of the Japanese Red Cross Society (JRCS).

The HKRC added that a longer term recovery plan is being discussed between JRCS and the local authorities, which requires caution in verification of identity of beneficiaries, as well as strategic planning for land usage and restoration of livelihood.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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