China stumps up $20k for TC Deb­bie re­cov­ery

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­days have an un­likely bene­fac­tor in the form of the Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of China and the Bris­bane Chi­nese As­so­ci­a­tion.

The Whit­sun­day Re­gional Coun­cil re­solved unan­i­mously to ac­cept a $20,000 do­na­tion from the Con­sul-Gen­eral in Bris­bane at its April 26 meet­ing.

The do­na­tion was made to as­sist in the re­cov­ery of Trop­i­cal Cy­clone Deb­bie.

As well as the do­na­tion, the em­bassy took the time to ex­press its sin­cere ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the work that our Cul­tural Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Of­fi­cer un­der­took dur­ing and af­ter the cy­clone.

Coun­cil ex­pressed gratitude for the do­na­tion and re­quested a re­port be tabled on how the do­na­tion had been used to ef­fect a pos­i­tive out­come for the Whit­sun­days.

Coun­cil said once an ap­pro­pri­ate use for the funds was iden­ti­fied and de­liv­ered, it would in­vite the rep­re­sen­ta­tives back to the Whit­sun­days to see the out­come of their do­na­tion.

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