CHINA China allocates relief funds to drought-hit areas

CHINA

China allocates relief funds to drought-hit areas

Xinhua

19:11, March 29, 2021

BEIJING, March 29 (Xinhua) -- China has earmarked 80 million yuan (about 12.23 million U.S. dollars) worth of drought relief funds to seven provincial-level regions in east and south China, the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) said Monday.

Rescue workers put up tents at Shuanghe Town in Changning County of Yibin City, southwest China's Sichuan Province, June 18, 2019. (Photo: Xinhua)

Allocated by the MEM and the Ministry of Finance, the funds will help mitigate the effects of drought and safeguard the domestic water supply in the provinces of Yunnan, Zhejiang, Fujian, Jiangxi, Hunan and Guangdong, as well as Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the MEM said.

The drought was caused by the recent low precipitation in these areas, said the MEM, adding that it has cooperated with water conservancy and agriculture authorities to monitor the situations and tailor relief solutions.

The MEM and the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters have dispatched two work teams to Yunnan and Zhejiang to assist drought relief work.

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