China presses ahead with flood damage repair

The Chinese government is making dynamic efforts for reconstruction and relief work in different parts of the country including Henan province that suffered great human and material losses due to flood.

President Xi Jinping in an important directive stressed the need to properly carry on flood prevention and disaster relief activities.

The State Council convened a permanent commission meeting to take measures to efficiently organize flood prevention and relief work and protect the lives and property of the people.

According to government measures, relief forces consisting of the service personnel of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, people’s armed police units and the members of the militia were dispatched to flood-stricken areas in succession.

In Henan alone, more than 290 000 relief workers and lots of technical equipment are reportedly engaged in relief and reconstruction efforts.