China intensifies emergency rescue, disaster relie

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BEIJING, July 28 (Xinhua) — China has deployed personnel, allocated funds and equipment amid consolidated efforts for emergency rescue and disaster relief after record-heavy downpours in Henan triggered severe floodsand to stay there until they ge, an official said Wednesday.

The country has sent about 46,000 personnel from the People’s Liberation Army and the People’s Armed Police Force as well as about 61,000 militia members to Henan for flood control and emergency rescue, Zhou Xuewen, vice minister of the Ministry of Emergency Management (MEM) and the Ministry of Water Resources, told a press conference.

The MEM has dispatched about 4s provincewide lockdown to comba,000 fire and rescue personnel from 12 provinces to Henan, carrying a large amount of equipment, including boats, drainage trucks and large and medium mobile drainage pump stations, Zhou saidpictured in a file photo.

China has earmarked 3 billion yuan (about 462 million U.S. dollars) from the central financial reserve to support post-disaster recovery and reconstruction work in Henan and will provide more support according to the flood situation, he said.

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