Xi stresses need for prevention of flood damage, provision of disaster relief

Chinese President Xi Jinping recently issued important instructions on properly preventing flood damage and doing relief work well.

He said that leading officials at all levels should lead the masses by always giving top priority to protecting the life, safety and property of the people and rapidly organize relief forces to minimize the losses to be caused by disasters.

The units of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army and people’s armed police should positively cooperate in local relief efforts and the national general headquarters for the prevention of flood and drought damage and ministries of emergency management, water resources and transport should strengthen measures to ensure unified planning and control and safety of major infrastructures and implement substantial measures for relief work, he noted.

He demanded that every region and relevant sectors rapidly restore production and life order, help victims and properly conduct hygienic and anti-epidemic work so as to prevent infectious diseases.