Thai government’s donation campaign for Nepal collects over THB160 Million

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BANGKOK, 12 May 2015 – The government’s campaign to collect donations to help earthquake-ravaged Nepal has continued while more help will be flown to victims of the deadly disaster.

Minister to the PM’s Office M.L. Panadda Diskul on Monday received more donations from representatives of the private sector, which will be dispatched to help victims of the Nepal massive earthquake.

M.L. Panadda also held a meeting with private and public agencies who have initiated respective campaigns to collect donations for Nepal.

For the government’s campaign, more than 160 million baht worth of donations has so far been recorded.

The Minister to the PM’s Office said that everything the government has received will be divided into four parts, with three of them to be sent through the United Nations and the remaining part to be flown directly to Nepal.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry reported that while international medical teams have started to withdraw from disaster-hit Nepal, Thai medical personnel will continue running two field hospitals while the country is in the rehabilitation stage.