Poverty relief fund tops 139b yuan

BEIJING: China’s 2020 fund for poverty alleviation has added up to 139.6 billion yuan (about 19.7 billion U.S. dollars) after the central government dispensed 26.03 billion yuan to local governments recently, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said Tuesday.
The fund will mainly be channeled to support areas in deep poverty, such as parts of Tibet Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and provinces of Sichuan, Qinghai, Gansu and Yunnan. –Agenices