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08-19-2010 10:13 BJT Special Report:China Fights Worst Flood in Decades |

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We stay on the topic of reconstruction in Zhouqu. The county is taking on a new look every day, or rather, every few hours. Reporting there, my college Wang Guan who visited a supermarket, a vegetable stand and a bank that just opened a couple of days ago and sees how the lives of local residents have been made easier.

This is the largest supermarket chain in Zhouqu. Since re-opening, the Hongyuan store has been bustling.

In the beginning it provided items for rescue teams only, and later opened to locals with a limited supply of goods.

Now, more daily necessities are available.

Reporter Wang Guan said, Here in the food section, things range from a lot more variety than in the previous days.

Yet the re-opening has been no easy task. Han Hongbin, the manager of the supermarket shared some stories with us.

Han Hongbin, Manager of Hongyuan Market, Zhouqu, said, The warehouse and distribution center of our supermarket chains have been destroyed by the mudslide. We didn't have time to count for our economic losses. Providing for our affected citizens is more urgent. So we purchased goods from reserves of our local government to ensure supply.

Meanwhile on the street, markets selling fresh vegetables are also back in business.

Wang said, Across from the supermarket is a street market, they are sold at 1 to 2 yuan per kilo.

Everyday, a van carrying these veggies from neighboring counties travels 10 hours to deliver them. Affected residents can finally eat something other than instant noodles and packaged sausages.

A Zhouqu resident said, The price is not expensive. These is a lot of variety. It's not easy to have all these given that the mudslide paralyzed our transport just a week ago.


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