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Chinese government allocates funds for disaster relief

(Xinhua)

08:58, August 04, 2012

BEIJING, Aug. 3 (Xinhua) -- The ministries of finance and civil affairs allocated 1.05 billion yuan (165.62 million U.S. dollars) on Friday to help people affected by recent heavy rains, floods and typhoons that have hit multiple regions across China.

The funds, directed to eight provincial-level administrative regions, namely Shanxi, Hubei, Guangdong, Guangxi, Sichuan, Guizhou, Shaanxi and Chongqing, will be used to relocate affected people, reconstruct houses and take care of basic necessities, said a statement released by the ministries.

The ministries have allocated 4.49 billion yuan for disaster relief since January.

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