The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has accepted the advice of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee and approved from the Disaster Relief Fund a grant of $747,000 to Amity Foundation, Hong Kong for providing relief to flood victims in Sri Lanka.
Announcing the grant today (August 2), a spokesman for the Government said that the grant will be used to provide food, kitchenware, bedding items and hygiene items. The Committee hopes the grant will facilitate the provision of timely relief to the victims and help them restore their normal living. The grant, together with those approved earlier, will take the accumulative value of grants for flood victims in Sri Lanka to $9.786 million.
"To ensure that the money is used for the designated purposes, Amity Foundation, Hong Kong will be asked to submit an evaluation report and an audited account on the use of the grant after the relief project has been completed," the spokesman said.