China establishes fund for school reconstruction in rain-battered south

17:32, July 09, 2010      

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China's Ministry of Finance (MOF) announced Friday it has established a fund of 150 million yuan (22 million U.S. dollars) with the Ministry of Education to help finance reconstruction of primary and middle schools in provinces devastated by rain disasters since June.

The fund will cover 13 provinces and regions including Fujian and Jiangxi, according to a statement by MOF on its website Friday.

Heavy rains and floods in south and central China since mid-June have killed more than 200 people.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:祁澍文)

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