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Macao’s government is donating 30 million patacas to aid quake victims 

The official support, along with private sector donations, will help rebuild areas of Gansu and Qinghai provinces that were devastated by last week’s earthquake.

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UPDATED: 30 Dec 2023, 3:39 pm

Macao’s government has allocated 30 million patacas to support earthquake-stricken areas in Gansu and Qinghai provinces, where many survivors are enduring sub-zero temperatures without homes or basic infrastructure.

The money is being augmented by donations from various local organisations and businesses, a statement from the Government Information Bureau (GCS) read.

The magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Jishishan county in Gansu province early last week. It killed at least 149 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes in the area, located in China’s mountainous northwest.

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According to reports, Gansu province suffered economic losses of 532 million yuan as a result of the disaster.

Because of the bitter cold, efforts are now underway to move displaced people from emergency tents to prefabricated homes.  

Macao’s Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng and other top government officials have expressed condolences and voiced concern “for those in the affected areas that have been impacted by the earthquake disaster.”

UPDATED: 30 Dec 2023, 3:39 pm

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