May 24, 2011 11:21
On Monday, civic groups together with Gyeonggi Province and the city of Incheon delivered 25 tons of anti-malaria supplies to the North's border town of Kaesong and the Hwanghae provinces through a customs office north of Seoul.
The supplies consist of pest repellents and medicine worth W162 million, which will be followed by more shipments of malaria diagnosis kits and medicine for pregnant women in early July (US$1=W1,098).
Noting that infectious diseases like malaria do not respect national borders, officials expressed hope that the latest aid will lead to improved inter-Korean dialogue.
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