Singapore Ambassador Michael Tan and Singapore Club Cambodia President Albert Tan had on Monday, handed over flood relief supplies contributed by the Singapore community in Cambodia to the Cambodian Red Cross Secretary-General Pum Chantinie.
Ambassador Tan said “The items include 1,500kg of rice, 450 cartons of drinking water, 9,336 packs of instant noodles, 6,000 packs of potato chips, 3,000 canned sardines, 1,800 bottles of soya sauce, 82 cans of sausages, 33 packets of crackers, 400 blankets and 300 mosquito nets, which were contributed by the Singapore Embassy and Singapore companies in Cambodia – Goodhill Enterprise, Himawari Hotel, Hydro6, IK Apparel, Jade Sun, LSH Cambodia, Ngonpho Cambodia, Phillip Bank, Sing-Specialists Medical Centre, Singapore Cambodia International Academy and Style Design. “We would also like to thank Khmer Times, a friend of the Singapore community, for including its donation in the overall contribution,” he said.
Separately, Vivian Balakrishnan, Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, sent a letter to Cambodian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prak Sokhonn, expressing sadness on the floods that hit many parts of Cambodia.
According to the letter dated 26 October 2020, Minister Vivian wrote, “I am saddened to learn that the floods in many parts of Cambodia have resulted in widespread damage and the loss of many lives.”
The Singapore community’s contribution to Cambodia’s flood relief efforts joins a $25,000 contribution by the Singapore Red Cross to the Cambodian Red Cross to aid their disaster relief and recovery operations.
The contribution will go towards food and non-food relief items, such as water purification units, and short-term recovery projects such as rehabilitating latrines and livelihood support for the affected communities.
Ambassador Tan also conveyed his condolences to Mdm Chantinie for the lives and properties that were lost during the floods, and expressed his appreciation and support for the relief and coordination efforts of Cambodian Red Cross and the Royal Government of Cambodia. Mdm Chantinie thanked the Singapore community in Cambodia for their generous donation and looked forward to further cooperation.