China Assists Laos in Post-flood Reconstruction


The Chinese government provided two million renminbi (about 320,000 U.S. dollars) worth of disaster relief materials to assist Lao victims of last year's flooding at a handover ceremony here on Friday.More than 430,000 people in 1,790 villages in Laos' 12 provinces suffered from the two tropical storms during the second half of 2011, with 42 people killed in the flooding.