China donates jasmine rice for flood victims

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Prime Minister Hun Sen meets with a Chinese official on Monday in China. Photo: Fresh News

China has pledged $1 million worth of jasmine rice to Cambodia to help aid flood victims, according to Prime Minister Hun Sen.

In a post on his Facebook page, Mr Hun Sen, who is currently on a trip to China, said that he met with Lu Xinshe, Communist Party of China secretary in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, on Monday.

Mr Hun Sen thanked Mr Xinshe for the donation in his Facebook post.

“As premier and on behalf of the government, Samdech will take this rice to give to the Cambodian Red Cross, especially for helping victims of natural disasters and flooding,” the post said.

The donation was made as Mr Hun Sen attends the 15th edition of the China-Asean Expo in Nanning.

The National Committee for Disaster Management said that floods have recently slammed the provinces of Kratie, Stung Treng, Tboung Khmum, Kampong Cham, Prey Vang, Battambang and Kandal.

Nhim Vanda, vice president of the committee, said on Monday the floods have led to the deaths of at least 44 people thus far.

In April, the chairman of the Guangxi Autonomous Region in China Chen Wu announced that 160 tonnes of rice were donated to support humanitarian causes in Cambodia.

China is Cambodia’s biggest donor with investments in the military and healthcare sectors and in many infrastructure projects.

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