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Distribution of quake relief materials orderly

2010-04-22 13:59 BJT

Special Report: 7.1-magnitude Quake Hit Qinghai, China |

BEIJING, April 22 (Xinhua) -- The current distribution of quake relief materials is in good order, said an official with the Ministry of Civil Affairs at a press conference here Thursday.

The ministry spokesman Pang Chenmin made the remarks when asked to comment on relief materials distribution in quake zone.

Pang admitted difficulties in providing relief goods in the initial stages due to short supply of materials in quake-hit Yushu and poor road access to the region.

However, the delivery of quake-relief materials was soon brought into order thanks to government's efforts to allocate and transport quake-relief materials from nationwide to the quake zone. Pang said. "Registration and distribution of relief materials are well organized and managed".

The 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Yushu, Qinghai Province, had left 2,183 dead by Wednesday afternoon with 84 people reported missing and 12,135 injured.

Editor: Jin Lin | Source: Xinhua