China allocates US$26m for flood relief

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China's National Development and Reform Commission on Wednesday said it has allocated relief fund totaling 177 million yuan (US$26 million) for the flood-hit Shandong Province.
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A vegetable greenhouse is submerged in floodwater after heavy downpour caused by Typhoon Rumbia in Tanfang Town, Qingzhou City, Weifang City, east China's Shandong Province, on August 29, 2018.

China's National Development and Reform Commission on Wednesday said it has allocated relief fund totaling 177 million yuan (US$26 million) for the flood-hit Shandong Province.

The fund was part of the central government's budget investment for disaster relief and emergency subsidies, which will be used for restoring infrastructure and public facilities in the disaster-hit regions, according to the NDRC.

Shandong have suffered from severe floods after Typhoon Rumbia, the 18th this year, brought heavy rains to the coastal province. As of August 23, at least 3.8 million people were affected, with six dead and 15 missing, according to local authorities.

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