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China will allocate more than $27 million for emergency measures to combat natural disasters

000 1T733S scaledThe Chinese government will additionally allocate 200 million yuan (more than $27 million) from the state budget to counter natural disasters and eliminate their consequences.

This was reported by China Central Television.
According to him, these funds will be provided to the southern region - the provinces of Guangdong and Hainan, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, as well as administrative units in the eastern part of the country - the provinces of Fujian and Zhejiang.
The allocated money, as noted, is mainly planned to be used during rescue operations and evacuation of the population. In addition, they will be used to finance the restoration of infrastructure and residential buildings.
According to the order of the Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China, strict control will be exercised over the distribution of these allocations. The authorities intend to ensure the most effective use of these funds.
In August, torrential rains took place in most regions of the country. They led to floods and geological disasters. Dozens of people were killed, hundreds of thousands of residents were forced to evacuate. Direct economic damage is estimated at billions of dollars.
On September 5, tropical storm Haikui began in mainland China - the 11th in a row this year. It is expected that up to 100-220 mm of precipitation will fall in some areas in the east and in the southern part of China, writes TASS.