CHINA China allocates 50 mln yuan for disaster relief in Sichuan Province


China allocates 50 mln yuan for disaster relief in Sichuan Province


01:34, June 19, 2019


Rescue workers handle relief materials at a temporary shelter at Shuanghe Town High School in Changning County of Yibin City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 18, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

China has allocated an emergency funding of 50 million yuan (about $7.2 million) for earthquake relief in southwest China's Sichuan Province, the country's top economic planner announced Tuesday.

The funds, within central budget plan, will be used for rebuilding infrastructure and public service facilities in the quake-affected areas, according to the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC).

Thirteen people died and 199 were injured so far, after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit Changning County of Yibin, Sichuan Province at 10:55pm Monday (Beijing Time).

China's disaster relief authorities have launched a level-3 emergency response in the area, sending multiple workgroups to assist with local disaster relief work.

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