China vows to complete reconstruction of mudslide-devastated Zhouqu by end of 2012

08:43, November 11, 2010      

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China plans to complete the reconstruction of mudslide-devastated Zhouqu County in northwest China's Gansu Province before the end of 2012.

Houses will be rebuilt and infrastructure will be restored in both urban and rural areas of the county before the end of 2012, the State Council, China's cabinet, said Wednesday on the central government's official web portal, www.gov.cn.

A massive rain-triggered mudslide slammed Zhouqu on Aug. 8, leaving 1,501 dead and 264 missing.

The plan estimates reconstruction costs at 5 billion yuan (about 750 million U.S. dollars).

The central government will mostly finance the reconstruction but donations, bank loans and other resources will also be needed, the plan said.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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