BANGKOK, 12 October 2011 (NNT) – China has become the first foreign nation that offers help to flood victims in the country.
A China Southern Airline plane carrying 50-million THB donations from the Chinese government is expected to arrive at Don Muang Airport on Wednesday evening. China’s aid includes high-speed motorboats and rowing boats, water purification equipment and water tanks. Recently Chinese ambassador to Thailand Guan Mu has also presented a cash donation of one million USD, or about 30 million THB, from the Chinese government to Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.
China was the first nation to offer assistance to flood-torn victims by informing the Thai government of its wish at the end of August 2011. Prime Minister Wen Jiabao has also sent a message of sympathy to the Thai counterpart Yingluck Shinawatra over the devastating floods.
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