Local Organization Donates 10,000 Mosquito Nets

Local NGO, The People Improvement Organization donated 4,500 mosquito nets to the National Malaria Center on Wednesday for distribution to poor families in Phnom Penh and the provinces, PIO Executive Director Nuon Phymean said. The nets, part of a donation of 10,000 nets from an Irish firm specializing in horse wear, were presented to NMC Director Duong Socheat at a ceremony on Wednesday afternoon, Nuon Phymean said. An additional 2,700 nets were also distributed to 2,000 poor families in Meanchey district's Stung Meanchey commune, site of the municipal dump, and the Borei Keila area in Prampi Makara district, she said. PIO also plans to distribute nets in former Khmer Rouge areas-Anlong Veng and Pailin-and in Siem Reap and Battambang provinces, Nuon Phymean added. (Saing Soenthrith)