CHINA China allocates 490 mln yuan for flood relief

CHINA

China allocates 490 mln yuan for flood relief

Xinhua

14:42, June 19, 2021

BEIJING, June 19 (Xinhua) -- China has earmarked 490 million yuan (76.21 million U.S. dollars) to support flood control and disaster relief in 29 provincial-level regions and Dalian in northeast China's Liaoning Province, the Ministry of Water Resources said.

Photo taken on July 11, 2020 shows rescuers transferring stranded people by boat in Rongshui, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. (File photo: Xinhua)

According to the ministry, 13 rounds of heavy rainfall have hit China this flood season.

A total of 127 rivers in 16 provincial-level regions including Heilongjiang, Jiangxi, Hunan and Chongqing have witnessed floods exceed the warning level.

The ministry has called for more efforts to repair flood control projects and improve forecast, early warning service and emergency response plans.

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