Thailand keeps sending relief to Nepal, MFA spokesman says


BANGKOK, 2 May 2015  – Thailand is continuously sending relief support to Nepal while the rest of Thai nationals in that country have showed no wish to return home, according to Sek Wannamethee, Director-General of the Department of Information, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He revealed that eighty one rescuers from Thailand are currently working in different locations to deliver assistance to Nepalese survivors. On Sunday 3 May, another emergency team of the Thai Red Cross is scheduled to leave for Nepal to join international relief operation.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman said the earthquake has paralyzed just part of the communication system in the country with periodic disturbance during aftershocks. The Thai Army has, however, provided satellite phones, the internet and SIM cards with roaming services as alternative ways of communication in the disaster-hit nation.

All the donated items will be sent to Nepal by Thai Airways flights which can carry five tonnes each. However, the Thai government is also looking into ways to ship part of the relief packages by sea, via Kolkata, India.