By: Shih Hsiu-chuan and Evelyn Kao
Jakarta, April 30 (CNA) Taiwan’s government donated an additional US$355,722 to Indonesia Tuesday to help with school reconstruction efforts in the wake of a magnitude 7.5 earthquake that hit the island of Sulawesi Sept. 28, 2018, triggering a tsunami that left about 2,200 people dead.
Taiwan’s representative to Indonesia, Chen Chung (陳忠), made the donation in Jakarta on behalf of Taiwan’s government.
The donation was personally received by Ginandjar Kartasasmita, acting chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross Society, and will be used to aid the rebuilding of two schools in areas affected by the natural disaster.
At least 2,200 people were killed and 10,000 injured as a result of the earthquake and tsunami last year. [FULL STORY]