ROC donates US$300,000 to Nepal in wake of huge quake

The China Post - - LOCAL -

The Repub­lic of China gov­ern­ment do­nated US$300,000 to Nepal late Satur­day af­ter a pow­er­ful mag­ni­tude 7.9 earth­quake struck the coun­try ear­lier the same day.

On the in­struc­tion of Pre­mier Mao Chih-kuo ( ), the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs (MOFA) im­me­di­ately re­layed Tai­wan’s con­do­lences to Nepal through Tai­wan’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive of­fice in In­dia, Ex­ec­u­tive Yuan spokesman Sun Li­hchyun ( ) said Satur­day.

Tai­wan has also ex­pressed its will­ing­ness to help with the res­cue and re­search ef­forts in Nepal, Sun said, adding that 38 Tai­wanese tourists in Nepal, all safe and sound, have been re­lo­cated by Tai­wan’s per­son­nel there. No Tai­wanese was in­jured in the in­ci­dent.

Mean­while, the MOFA has raised its four-tier travel alert for Nepal to the high­est level of “red,” ad­vis­ing Tai­wan’s cit­i­zens to sus­pend trips to that coun­try.

The strong tremor has killed more than 1,800 and in­jured more than 4,700 in Nepal, ac­cord­ing to the lat­est for­eign wire ser­vices.

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