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Thứ Ba, tháng 7 05, 2005

No. 0397( Khánh Văn dịch)

Một ngôi chùa ở Florida xây nhà cho nạn nhân tsumani

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

TAMPA, Fla. (AP)--Một ngôi chùa Phật giáo ở Tampa, Florida, Hoa-kỳ quyên tặng một số tiền từ thiện để xây cất nhà cửa cho nạn nhân cơn sóng thần tsumani ở Tích-lan.

Tháng trước, chuyên viên xây dựng nhà cửa đã chính thức khai mạc công trình xây cất căn nhà đầu tiên trong dự án 16 căn với số tiền là 104 ngàn mỹ kim, được ngôi chùa Florida Buddhist Vihara quyên góp từ những Phật tử trong toàn tiểu bang Florida.

Dự tính sẽ tốn 5 ngàn mỹ kim để xây cất cho mỗi căn nhà, với diện tích là 50 mét vuông (540 square feet), 2 phòng ngủ, 1 nhà tắm rời, 1 mái hiên, 1 nhà bếp, và 1 phòng khách. Mỗi căn nhà sẽ mất khoãng từ 2, đến 3 tháng để hoàn tất.

Hiện nay có được 50 người đang xây dựng những ngôi nhà này. Một số nhà đã được xây nền móng và tường gạch.

Ngày 26, tháng 12 vừa qua tsumani đã tàn sát 30 ngàn người, gần 1 triệu người mất nhà cửa ở Tích-lan

Buddhist Temple In Tampa Donates Housing To Tsunami Victims
Tuesday, July 5, 2005

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A Buddhist temple in Tampa is donating money for the construction of houses for people in tsunami-torn Sri Lanka.

Last month, builders broke ground on the first of 16 houses to be built with 104-thousand dollars raised by Florida Buddhist Vihara temple in Tampa from donors across the state.

The 16 houses will be built on the southern tip of the island, on land allocated by the Sri Lankan government.

The houses will cost about five thousand dollars each and are designed to be about 540 square feet, with two bedrooms, a detached bathroom, a veranda, a pantry-slash-kitchen, and a living room. They should be completed in two or three months.

About 50 people are working to build the houses. Some of the structures already have foundations and concrete brick walls.

The December 26th tsunami left close to one (m) million people homeless on Sri Lanka and more than 30-thousand dead.

The overall toll in the 11 affected countries is about 180,000. About 49-thousand are missing, with most presumed dead.

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