China: City ready to combat flooding

Shanghai Daily: SHANGHAI has completed construction of a 523-kilometer flood-control dike able to combat severe flooding, local officials told a disaster risk reduction forum in Shanghai yesterday, the 34th anniversary of the Tangshan Earthquake. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake which hit Hebei Province's Tangshan City in July 28, 1976, killed more than 242,000 people. The forum organizer, the DEVNET Pavilion at the World Expo, teamed up United Nations' agencies and local governments to gather ......

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