A total of 272 thousand dollars were collected by the Sulawesi Disaster Humanitarian Fund in the country. The fund was handed over to the ASEAN Centre of Coordination for Humanitarian Aid for Disaster Management in Jakarta, Indonesia last Friday.

The donation was presented by His Excellency Dato Seri Pahlawan (Retired) Brigadier General Awang Haji Yussof bin Abdul Rahman, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brunei Darussalam to the Republic of Indonesia to Mrs. Adelina Kamal, Executive Director of AHA Centre. The donation presentation was witnessed by His Excellency Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary General of ASEAN and Mr Dicky Fabrian, representative from the National Disaster Prevention Body (BNPB) Indonesia. The donation was a contribution from the citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam to the residents affected during the earthquake and tsunami in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The first phase of the proceeds have been channelled for the construction of temporary shelters through the ASEAN Resilient Village project, apart from completing the 300 thousand US dollars contribution from the Philippines Government to AHA Centre. Collectively, the donation will be channelled to ASEAN project.

Source: Radio Television Brunei