BruneiDirect: Brunei Shell Companies Donate $750,000 To Tsunami Fund: “Some $190,000 of the amount will be donated to the UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) following discussions with the National Tsunami Relief Fund companies.” (ShellNews.net) 13 Jan 05
By CT Hj Mahmod
Bandar Seri Begawan - A total of $750,000 has been poured into the National Tsunami Relief Fund by BSP, BLNG BST, BSM and their employees.
Some $190,000 of the amount will be donated to the UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) following discussions with the National Tsunami Relief Fund companies.
This sum of money will assist the agency in providing urgently needed humanitarian aid and long term development support for the thousands of children affected by the disaster.
In a press statement issued yesterday, Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn Bhd (BSP) on behalf of the four companies said that close to $95,000 was raised through voluntary contributions from employees, which were matched by BSP to make the total $190,000.
This adds to the previous donation of $35,000 from Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd (BLNG) initially allocated as a reward to BLNG staff for achieving safety performance of five million man-hours without injury, which the staff had voluntarily agreed to donate to the National Tsunami Relief Fund through the Brunei Scouts Association.
A further $500,000 donation from BSP, BLNG Brunei Shell Marketing Sdn Bhd (BSM), Brunei Shell Tankers Sdn Bhd (BST) will be made to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) to support relief efforts aimed at resettling the countless number of people who have been displaced and made homeless by the tsunami disaster.
The four companies thanked all employees for responding spontaneously and generously towards efforts to assist the tsunami victims, added the press statement. -- Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin.
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