CHINA Chinese premier stresses production safety, flood control


Chinese premier stresses production safety, flood control


21:44, July 31, 2020

A woman wearing a face mask shops at the meat section inside a supermarket in Beijing, on June 19, 2020. (Photo: Agencies)

BEIJING - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday called for relentless efforts in enhancing production safety and flood control to ensure the safety of people's lives and property.

All localities and departments must strengthen overhaul of key industries for loopholes to prevent major and extremely serious accidents, Li said at a national teleconference on production safety.

Noting that flood control is still at a crucial stage, Li urged all-out efforts in flood control and rescue work in major rivers, lakes, and reservoirs.

He stressed the importance of enhancing the prevention of mountain torrents and mudslides, facilitating post-disaster reconstruction, and preparation against typhoons in coastal regions.

Since the start of this year, the country has made efforts to strengthen safety precautions in production resumption while enhancing epidemic prevention and control, the meeting said.

It urged local authorities to further implement a three-year action plan to enhance safety in production, and strengthen the assessment and management of all kinds of risks. 

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