The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has offered USD 100 million (700 crore in Indian rupees) as financial assistance to rebuild the flo0d-striken state of Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told media in Kerala.
“The UAE government is sharing our grief. His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has spoken to Prime Minister (Narendra Modi). The UAE has offered assistance of $100 million (Rs 700 crore).”
The Chief minister lauded the benevolence shown by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The UAE government had formed a national emergency committee to help the flood victims.