Norway to provide aid to China over earthquake 2008-05-14 02:27:10   Print

    STOCKHOLM, May 13 (Xinhua) -- The Norwegian government decided on Tuesday to provide 20 million krone (about 3.92 million U.S. dollars in aid for earthquake victims in Sichuan Province of China, according to reports reaching here from Oslo.

    The funds will be put at the disposal of the Chinese government for the disaster relief work in the earthquake-hit areas, Norwegian Minister of International Development Erik Solheim said to the Norwegian news Agency NTB.

    The Chinese authorities can decide how to use the money for the relief work because there is an efficient relief apparatus in China, he said, adding that Norway can also provide some special equipment or other special assistance if China needs.

    A strong earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude struck Sichuan Province on Monday, leaving at least 12,000 people died and thousands more injured.     

Editor: Mu Xuequan
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