Chile spends 1 billion dollars in rebuilding quake-hit areas: official

16:05, August 15, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

The Chilean government has spent 1 billion U.S. dollars in rebuilding areas hit by the Feb. 22 major earthquake, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain said on Saturday.

The statement was made on Saturday when Larrain and Minister of Public Works Hernan de Solminihac inaugurated the bridge Lo Gallardo in the Region of Valparaiso, which was seriously damaged in the 8.8-magnitude earthquake.

Larrain told Xinhua that 1 billion dollars have been spent on emergency work and other projects such as the aforementioned bridge.

The bridge, which links the towns of Santo Domingo and Llolleo and measures 800 meters, is the first to be put into operation in Chile, among other reconstruction projects which are still underway. The repair work cost approximately 1.4 million dollars.

Larrain said that the total cost of the country's post-quake reconstruction was estimated at 8.4 billion dollars for the next four years.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王寒露)

  • Do you have anything to say?

双语词典
dictionary

  
Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • Staff members watch a screen showing the blast-off of the Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module at Beijing Aerospace Control Center, Sept. 29, 2011. Commander-in-chief of China's manned space program Chang Wanquan announced Thursday night that the launch of Tiangong-1 space lab module was successful. (Xinhua/Wang Shen)
  • Chinese President Hu Jintao watches the launch of Tiangong-1 space lab module at Beijing Aerospace Control Center in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 29, 2011. Other members of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, including Wu Bangguo, Jia Qinglin, Li Changchun, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang and Zhou Yongkang, are also present. (Xinhua/Rao Aimin)
  • The graphics shows the launch procedures of the carrier rocket of Tiangong-1 space lab module, Long March-2FT1 on Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua/Lu Zhe)
  • Image taken from Beijing Aerospace Control Center shows a Long March-2FT1 carrier rocket loaded with Tiangong-1 unmanned space lab module blasting off from the launch pad at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China's Gansu Province, Sept. 29, 2011. (Xinhua)
  • On Sept. 28, tourists travel around the Mingshashan Scenic Area in Dunhuang, Gansu province by camel. With the National Day vacation right around the corner, more and more tourists from home and abroad are going to Dunhuang. Riding on a camel, they travel in the desert to enjoy the cities rare form of natural scenery. (Xinhua/Zhang Weixian)
  • Chinese forest armed forces work together with forest firefighters on Sept. 28. (Xinhua/Chai Liren)
Hot Forum Discussion