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India provides assistance of US one million dollar to Myanmar for earthquake relief


March 29, 2011 - New Delhi

India has announced an assistance of US one million dollar for relief and rehabilitation in Myanmar, where there was damage to property and infrastructure following the massive earthquake that hit the region last week.

"Following the earthquake in the northeastern part of Myanmar on 24th March 2011, in his message to Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman, State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar, the Prime Minister condoled the loss of lives and damage to property and infrastructure caused by this natural calamity and assured the Government of Myanmar of any assistance that Myanmar may require from India," said External Affairs Ministry Official Spokesperson Vishnu Prakash.

"Following up on this assurance, Government has announced an assistance of US $1 million for relief and rehabilitation in the affected areas," he added.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Saturday condoled the loss of lives in the 7.0-magnitude earthquake in Myanmar and offered assistance to the government.

In his condolence message to General Than Shwe, Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar, Dr. Singh said that India stands ready to render assistance that your government may require.

According to reports, around 74 people have been killed and over 125 others injured following Thursday's earthquake.

ANI

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