James Bond actor to donate $12,000 to disaster victims

August 25th, 2008 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Yangon, Aug 25 (DPA) James Bond actor Daniel Craig will donate about $12,000 to buy new boats for a group of fishermen in Irrawaddy delta that was ravaged by Cyclone Nargis in May, a media report said Monday.Craig will donate four sea-going vessels and 21 smaller boats to fishermen in Ah-lai-thaung village of Pyin-kha-yaing town, Flower News weekly reported.

“His representative came to Myanmar and said he will pay for 25 fishing boats, and our committee brought the representative to that village,” a member from the fishery rehabilitation committee told the publication.

It will cost about 15 million kyats (about $12,345) for the fishing boats made locally, he said.

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