By: Elaine Hou, Chang Ming-hsuan and Frances Huang
Taipei, Oct. 5 (CNA) Taiwan’s government has decided to donate US$1 million to Indonesia to support relief efforts following a devastating earthquake that struck the island of Sulawesi in late September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Friday.
The MOFA will hand the US$1 million in relief funds to the Indonesian government to be put toward reconstruction of the area affected by the temblor.
The decision to make the donation was based on humanitarian needs and the close friendship between Taiwan and Indonesia, the ministry said.
In addition to the donation, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) has opened two special bank accounts to take donations from anybody who wants to help people in Sulawesi recover from the earthquake, according to the MOFA. [FULL STORY]