UAE extends $100 mn for Kerala rebuilding: CM

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Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 21: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday announced that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has extended $100 million as financial assistance to rebuild the flood-ravaged state.

Chengannur: Indian Army personnel carry out rescue operations in flood-hit Kerala's Chengannur, on Aug 20, 2018. (Photo: IANS/Twitter/@adgpi)
Chengannur: Indian Army personnel carry out rescue operations in flood-hit Kerala’s Chengannur, on Aug 20, 2018. (Photo: IANS/Twitter/@adgpi)
Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a high level meeting with the officials to take stock of the flood rescue and relief operations along with Kerala Governor  Justice (Retd.) P. Sathasivam and Union MoS Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam in Kochi, Kerala on Aug 18, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Kochi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a high level meeting with the officials to take stock of the flood rescue and relief operations along with Kerala Governor Justice (Retd.) P. Sathasivam and Union MoS Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam in Kochi, Kerala on Aug 18, 2018. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Kerala: An aerial view of the flood-hit areas of Kerala on Aug 18, 2018. Overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have caused the death of 180 people as of Saturday morning, with over three lakh people forced to move to some 2,000 relief camps. The disaster has triggered an unprecedented rescue and relief operation led by the Army, the Air Force and the Navy along with teams of National Disaster Response Force involving about 1,300 personnel and 435 boats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 500 crore financial assistance for flood-ravaged Kerala. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Kerala: An aerial view of the flood-hit areas of Kerala on Aug 18, 2018. Overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have caused the death of 180 people as of Saturday morning, with over three lakh people forced to move to some 2,000 relief camps. The disaster has triggered an unprecedented rescue and relief operation led by the Army, the Air Force and the Navy along with teams of National Disaster Response Force involving about 1,300 personnel and 435 boats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 500 crore financial assistance for flood-ravaged Kerala. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Thiruvananthapuram: Fishermen move a fishing vessel to safer place in Valiathura in Thiruvananthapuram in the wake of cyclonic storm Ockhi that hit the southern districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu on Dec 1, 2017. (Photo: IANS)
Thiruvananthapuram: Fishermen move a fishing vessel to safer place in Valiathura in Thiruvananthapuram in the wake of cyclonic storm Ockhi that hit the southern districts of Kerala and Tamil Nadu on Dec 1, 2017. (Photo: IANS)
Kerala: An aerial view of the flood-hit areas of Kerala on Aug 18, 2018. Overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have caused the death of 180 people as of Saturday morning, with over three lakh people forced to move to some 2,000 relief camps. The disaster has triggered an unprecedented rescue and relief operation led by the Army, the Air Force and the Navy along with teams of National Disaster Response Force involving about 1,300 personnel and 435 boats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 500 crore financial assistance for flood-ravaged Kerala. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Kerala: An aerial view of the flood-hit areas of Kerala on Aug 18, 2018. Overflowing rivers and a series of landslides have caused the death of 180 people as of Saturday morning, with over three lakh people forced to move to some 2,000 relief camps. The disaster has triggered an unprecedented rescue and relief operation led by the Army, the Air Force and the Navy along with teams of National Disaster Response Force involving about 1,300 personnel and 435 boats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday announced Rs 500 crore financial assistance for flood-ravaged Kerala. (Photo: IANS/PIB)