JOHOR BARU: The Johor Darul Takzim (JDT) Nepalese Earthquake Relief mission plans to go to Nepal again in July to assist in the earthquake relief operations there.
Team leader businessman Datuk R. Muthusamy said four doctors – two from Malaysia and two from Ireland – would be joining the next mission including 11 other volunteers.
“Nepal is nothing new to us as we, a group of businessmen from Johor have been there many times over the years but this time around the situation there is totally different,” he said.
Muthusamy said this in a press conference on the JDT’s relief efforts by 20 volunteers – all businessmen from Johor who were in Nepal from May 6 until May 10.
He said that the team had managed to collect RM350,000 for the first mission and RM160,000 were used to purchase goods in New Delhi, India for the earthquake victims.
Muthusamy said among the goods distributed to the victims included 1,500 pieces of temporary tents, 15 tonnes of rice, milk powder, baby diapers and medicines.
“We visited about seven remotest areas in Nepal which were badly damaged by the earthquake and for the July trip we are planning to go to three places,” he said.
Muthusamy said it had already managed to collect about RM200,000 for the next trip adding that the money were given by the businessmen and their associates.
He said the team would also set up a mobile clinic in July adding the JDT relief mission members would probably spend about three months on rotation basis in Nepal to assist the authorities there.