China sends 50 mln yuan in relief goods to flood-hit Pakistan

21:58, August 19, 2010      

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China began Thursday delivering the second batch of relief goods worth 50 million yuan (7.4 million U.S. dollars) to flood-ravaged Pakistan, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

The relief goods are mainly daily necessities, including 1,200 tents, 30 tonnes of compacted rations, 23,800 blankets, 1,000 generators as well as medicine, bottled water and water purification equipment, said the MOC in an online statement.

China announced on Aug. 1 that it would send humanitarian aid worth 10 million yuan to Pakistan.

More than 2,000 people have died since torrential rains began to ravage Pakistan in late July, according to local reports.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:梁军)

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