Wednesday, November 25, 2009

South Korea To Airlift Supplies To Storm-Hit Cambodia


SEOUL, Nov 25 (Bernama) -- South Korea will airlift about seven tonnes of supplies this week to Cambodia, as part of its pledge to help the Southeast Asian country bounce back from recent storm damage, Yonhap news agency reported Wednesday.

A C-130 transport aircraft carrying tuna cans, powdered milk, soap and other supplies will depart Thursday after the leaders of the two countries agreed last month on joint recovery efforts, the Ministry of National Defense in Seoul said in a statement.

South Korea will contribute US$200,000 worth of supplies, half of which will be carried on the aircraft while the other half will be delivered by local suppliers in Cambodia, the ministry said.

Typhoon Ketsana killed at least 18 people in central Cambodia in September, injuring 100 others and destroying scores of homes, according to news reports.


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