Phuket raises B2.2mn baht for Japan relief, with more to come

PHUKET: The official Phuket relief fund for Japan as of noon today had amassed 2,204,332.92 baht in donations to provide relief for those still suffering from the ongoing effects of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the main island of Honshu on March 11.

The figure represents all donations made in person at the Phuket Tsunami Relief Center for Japan, set up at Provincial Hall, or deposited into the relief fund bank account controlled by the Phuket Provincial Comptroller General’s Office.

Although the center stopped receiving donations at noon today, Governor Tri Augkaradacha announced this afternoon that donations will continue to be accepted in the bank account until April 10.

The relief fund account details are:
Phuket Tsunami Relief Center for Japan
Account No 805-0-41578-3
Krungthai Bank
Phuket Branch

Gov Tri also announced that Phuket will continue its efforts to raise funds for Japan disaster relief.

“The Phuket Provincial Office will join many other companies and organizations that will hold a ‘Walking Street” on Thalang Road [in Phuket Town] on April 9 and 10 for one last push to raise donations,” said the governor.

Many artists from giant Thai recording company Grammy will join the event, said Gov Tri.

Gov Tri was scheduled to meet organizers for the event this afternoon to firm up details.

“I expect the least we will be able to raise is 10 million baht.” he said.

— Pimwara Choksakulpan

Phuket News
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