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China Red Cross invites audit of earthquake relief purchases

Source: Xinhua | 05-27-2008 20:38

Special Report:   Strong quake jolts SW China

BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) -- The Red Cross Society of China is inviting the National Audit Office to examine its purchase of around 6,500 tons of grain and 1.7 million mosquito nets destined for quake-hit areas.

"The society will make purchases in strict accordance with the Government Procurement Law," said Chen Mingren, director of the services division of the society's national office.

The society would organize experts to set standards for procurement of goods, invite the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine to inspect items, promptly publish purchase notices on its Website and advertise public tenders, Chen said.

The society had received 2.854 billion yuan in donations as of Tuesday, 654 million yuan has been delivered to quake-hit zones.

The death toll from the May 12 earthquake rose by more than 2,100 to 67,183 on Tuesday, according to the Information Office of the State Council.


Editor:Xiong Qu