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Singapore Donates To Relieve Flood Victims In Laos

The Republic of Singapore has provided humanitarian supplies to Laos to help flood victims in Attapeu, southern Laos.

A Singapore Armed Force (SAF) plane loaded with tents, meal rations, bottled water, medical supplies and rubber dinghies with outboard motors arrived in Laos on Thursday’s evening.

The relief aid is in addition to the US$ 100,000 donated by the Singaporean government to kick-start the fundraising appeal among the Singaporean public coordinated by the Singapore Red Cross.

The aid supplies were handed over to the Lao government representative Ms Baykham Khattiya, Vice Minister of Labour and Social Welfare by the Mr Dominic Goh, Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to the Lao PDR.

The handover ceremony was witnessed by SAF Mission Commander Col. Mohd Fahmi Bin Aliman, Director of the Changi Regional Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster relief Coordination Center (RHCC), Designate and Mr Phoxay Khaykhamphithoune, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Lao PDR.

This donation from the Singaporean government will contribute to help people who have been affected by the flood in Attapeau Province, said Ambassador Dominic Goh.

As a close friend and fellow ASEAN member state, Singapore stands by Laos during this difficult time. Singapore leaders, including President Halimah Yacob, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Defence Ng Eng Hen, and Minister for Foreign Affairs Vician Balakrishnan have earlier written to their counterparts to convey their condolences.

Source: Lao News Agency