Slovakia sends aid to Aceh, Nias

Monday, May 9, 2005
By nias

Monday, May 09, 2005

JAKARTA: Slovakia, a small Central European country, has sent 40 tons of humanitarian aid for Dec. 26 tsunami victims in Aceh and Nias Island in North Sumatra, the Slovakian Embassy said on Sunday.

"A ship carrying 40 tons of humanitarian relief, including movable assets such as generator sets, field hospitals, tents, covers and medical equipment, medicine, drinking water and clothes from Slovakia arrived in Jakarta on May 1. This aid will be handed over to the Indonesian government next week (this week)," Slovakian Ambassador to Indonesia told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.

The embassy's deputy head of mission Martin Culak said that the Slovakian government in cooperation with the Slovak Red Cross and Indonesian Red Cross will build a primary school in Banda Aceh. — JP

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