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Second Saudi relief plane delivers aid to Bangladesh

A Saudi cargo plane carrying relief supplies left Riyadh for Dhaka today as part of the Saudi airlift to provide humanitarian assistance to flood-stricken Bangladesh. The aid consisted of 72.5 tons of foodstuffs, medical items, carpets and blankets.

It is the second delivery of Saudi relief aid this week. A previous cargo plane transported nearly 60 tons of foodstuffs, carpets and blankets to Bangladesh on August 13.

Also today, a Saudi relief team led by Ministry of Finance official Ali Al-Mizaini inspected several flood-hit areas in Bangladesh in order to better supervise the distribution of the Saudi aid.

In addition to the humanitarian assistance, Saudi Arabia has also agreed to provide Bangladesh with $50 million to meet flood victims’ immediate needs.