China allocates 420 million yuan for disaster relief

China on Wednesday earmarked 420 million yuan (about 62 million U.S. dollars) of disaster relief funds to support flood control and drought relief work.

Among the emergency funds, which were allocated by the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Emergency Management, 210 million yuan will be used to support drought relief efforts in seven provincial-level regions, including Anhui, Jiangxi, Hubei and Hunan.

The other 210 million yuan will be used to support flood control efforts in eight provincial-level regions such as Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong and Henan.

As of Thursday, a total of 1.3 billion yuan has been allocated for local flood control and drought relief.