KUN0039 4 GEN 0300 KUWAIT /KUNA-GKL7 PPL-SRILANKA-KUWAIT-AID Kuwaiti joint relief committee signs housing contract for Tsunami victims By Khaled Al-Enizi NEW DELHI, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait joint relief committee signed a contract on Monday with the Sri Lankan government to build houses for the victims of the Tsunami which destroyed many of the country's infrastructure. Head of the committee Issam Al-Fulaij told KUNA over the phone that the committee's delegation is currently visiting Sri Lanka to sign a number of contracts and that the delegation will photograph and document the major damages inflicted on the country. Al-Fulaij noted that the two sides signed a housing contract with the Sri Lankan Minister of Trains, Transportation and Petroleum A.H.M Foze. A number of fishing boats will be handed to Sri Lankan fishermen as a gift from the State of Kuwait to help them resume their work after their boats were washed away by the devastating Tsunami which killed thousands of people, he added. Kuwait's Ambassador to Sri Lanka Abdullah Naser Al-Sanousi will present the boats to the Sri Lankan Minister of Fisheries. Al-Fulaij said the committee's delegation will donate bicycles used for selling goods, sewing machines, toys, clothing and foodstuff for children. He said Kuwait is keen on lessening the suffering of the needy families in Sri Lanka and it is among the first countries to offer aid to the affected countries. For his part, Al-Sanousi stressed the importance of promoting relations between both countries and that Sri Lanka is considered a friendly country to Kuwait which has many honorable stands. Since the end of last year, Kuwait has offered urgent relief that included medicine, foodstuff and other aid that lessened the suffering of the Tsunami victims.(end) ka.hm KUNA 051344 Dec 05NNNN