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China announces second Nepal aid supply

Updated: Apr 29,2015 3:17 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China will provide a second batch of humanitarian aid worth 40 million yuan ($6.54 million) to Nepal following the earthquake on April 25, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said on April 29.

The aid, including water purification equipment, first aid kits, tents and blankets, will be delivered to Nepal as soon as possible, the ministry said in a statement.

A massive 8.1-magnitude quake shook Nepal on April 25. The Chinese government announced its first batch of aid on April 26.

The MOC on April 29 also announced joint efforts with the Ministry of Finance to put meat normally held by the government in reserve on food security grounds into markets in Tibet, the Nepal-bordering Chinese region that was also affected by the quake.

The supplies, intended to help meet local needs following the quake, will include 100 tons of yak meat and 100 tons of pork.