The Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China

06/19/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/19/2021 00:58

China allocates 490m yuan for flood relief

BEIJING - China has earmarked 490 million yuan ($76.21 million) to support flood control and disaster relief in 29 provincial-level regions and Dalian in Northeast China's Liaoning province, the Ministry of Water Resources said.

According to the ministry, 13 rounds of heavy rainfall have hit China this flood season.

A total of 127 rivers in 16 provincial-level regions including Heilongjiang, Jiangxi, Hunan and Chongqing have witnessed floods exceed the warning level.

The ministry has called for more efforts to repair flood control projects and improve forecast, early warning service and emergency response plans.