King, Queen donate B10m for Nepal quake victims

King, Queen donate B10m for Nepal quake victims

Soldiers from the Nepalese army and the National Disaster Response Force from the Indian paramilitary force are silhouetted as they search for victims at a collapsed house after the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 29, 2015. (Reuters photo)
Soldiers from the Nepalese army and the National Disaster Response Force from the Indian paramilitary force are silhouetted as they search for victims at a collapsed house after the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 29, 2015. (Reuters photo)

Their Majesties the King and Queen have donated 10 million baht through the Rajaprajanugroh Foundation to help Nepalese victims of the massive earthquake that struck the Himalayan nation on Saturday, according to a letter dated April 29 from the foundation to Prime Minsiter Prayut Chan-o-cha.

In the letter, the prime minister is entrusted with the responsibility to convey Their Majesties' donation to the quake victims.

Meanwhile, the government has ordered the Royal Thai Air Force to provide two C130 aircraft to deliver more relief items to Nepal on Wednesday morning.

Air force spokesman ACM Monthon Satchukorn said the relief supplies include survival equipment donated by Princess Ubolratana.

Among the necessities donated by various Thai government agencies are tents and field table sets from Gen Prayut and canvas from Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon, along with drinking water, canned fish, medicine and medical equipment, blankets, water filters, survival gear and saline solution. The relief supplies weigh 11 tonnes in total.

The C130 aircraft were due to depart from Don Mueang military airport to Nepal on Wednesday morning.

However, about 12.40pm the air force announced the flights had been postponed because of the extreme congestion at Kathmandu airport caused by the international relief effort. The mission has been rescheduled for Thursday.


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