By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Donations for the relief effort of the Feb. 6 earthquake in Tainan City have reached NT$3.5 billion, which is enough for the post-disaster reconstruction, and therefore people can stop making donations to the relief effort, Tainan City Mayor William Lai said on Monday.
Tainan City was hit hardest by the 6.4-magnitude earthquake, which left 117 dead, with the collapsed Weiguan residential building accounting for 115 deaths.
As of Friday last week, the total donations that have been deposited into the quake relief account reached NT$2.946 billion, Lai said. With donations that have been announced but not yet deposited, the total amount is NT$3.5 billion, the mayor added. [FULL STORY]