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Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Hafed to send food aid to Lebanon

Chandigarh, August 10

The Ministry of External Affairs has procured 50 metric tonnes (MT) of food, comprising 30 MT wheat, 10 MT sugar and 10 MT pulses, from Hafed to be sent as emergency food aid to Lebanon.

Hafed will deliver this consignment at the IGI Airport in Delhi on August 13, from where an IAF aircraft will carry the material to Lebanon, said DK Bahera, managing director of Hafed.

The Ministry of External Affairs had written to Hafed on August 6 for procurement of 30 MT of wheat flour and 10 MT each of sugar and 'chana dal' for sending these to Lebanon as food aid.

"The IAF aircraft carrying aid to Beirut will to take off from Delhi on August 14. We will deliver the consignment at the airport by August 13," said Bahera. — TNS

from The Tribune

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