Singapore to contribute US$75,000 to South India flood appeal : Vivian Balakrishnan

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Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan says he hopes the Singapore Government's contribution to the fund would be able to help those affected. 



           SINGAPORE: The Singapore Government will commit US$75,000 as seed contribution to the Singapore Red Cross' South India Floods 2015 public appeal, following devastating floods in the Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu.  
In a letter to Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa on Saturday (Dec 5), Singapore Minister of Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan said he was saddened by hundreds of lives lost and disrupted due to the severe flooding in South India. 
"Like many Singaporeans, I hope that the floods will recede soon.  I am confident that normalcy will return to your state in the near future under your leadership," he wrote. 
Dr Balakrishnan added that he hoped the Singapore Government's contribution to the fund would be able to help those affected. 
"We hope that this will be of some assistance to those affected by the floods, and demonstrate Singapore’s solidarity with the people of Tamil Nadu during this difficult period," Dr Balakrishnan said. 
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