China sends 500 rubber boats to help Thailand, Japan donates another Bt380 million

Breaking News November 02, 2011 00:00

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China has sent 500 rubber boats with engines to assist flood victims in Thailand, to be delivered soon by Air China, Foreign Minister Surapong Towichak-chaikul said Wednesday.


Saying the Japanese government also informed him that they would give Bt380 million to buy relief items, Surapong said National Flood Relief Operation Centre director Pracha Phromnok and him would submit the list of items – such as water pumps, boats, and water fillers – to the Japanese government soon. He said the Thai government had ordered six diesel-powered water pumps worth Bt10 million from India, which the Royal Irrigation Department would use.
The Nation

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