BEIJING — The central government has allocated 180 million yuan ($27.1 million) for relief work after two major earthquakes hit Northwest and Southwest China.
A total of 80 million yuan has been given to Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region and Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps to support relocation of disaster-hit people and renovation of their houses, according to the Ministry of Finance.
Another 100 million yuan has been allocated to Sichuan province for similar purposes.
A 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck Jiuzhaigou, a UNESCO nature reserve and popular tourist destination in Sichuan province, at 9:19 pm on Aug 8, leaving 20 people dead and over 400 injured so far.
Thirty-two people were injured and more than 1,000 houses damaged in a 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck Jinghe county in Bortala Mongolian autonomous prefecture in Xinjiang on Aug 9.