By: Hsieh Chia-chen and S.C. Chang
Taipei, April 27 (CNA) A first batch of relief supplies from Taiwan will arrive in Nepal on Tuesday to contribute to relief efforts in the Himalayan country devastated by a magnitude-7.8 earthquake last week, Foreign Minister David Lin said Monday.
After checking with Nepalese authorities, Taiwan will be sending blankets, water, dried foods and medical supplies to areas recovering from the aftermath of the strongest quake to strike Nepal since 1934, Lin said at a press briefing.
Vice Premier Chang Shan-cheng said an eight-member advance team of medical and foreign affairs experts will also be on the plane with the humanitarian assistance to get a better feel for Nepal’s medical needs. [FULL STORY]