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Japan extends help for tsunami-hit

NT Bureau
Chennai, July 18 :

Angel International, a Japan based NGO dedicated 10 mechanized fishing boats to the tsunami-affected fishermen of Karrikattukupam village, yesterday.

A seven member Japanese team visited the villagers to hand over ten boats on a co-operative basis benefitting forty families of the area. The boats were manufactured in a workshop near Cuddalore and has board engines imported from Italy. The decision was taken after a team of volunteers from Japan visited the coastal villages in December, days after the terror waves, said a press release.

Recently the NGO had constructed a 35-bedded old age home for the poor in Visakhapatinam and is planning to construct toilets in rural schools in and around Visakhapatnam.

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