Liu Chao: To Ensure the Safety of People¡¯s Life and properties
2018-07-10

In the inspection and guidance of flood prevention and mitigation and the control of geological hazards, Liu Chaostressed that

we should try our very best to ensure the safety of people¡¯s lives and properties

(Reporter: Li Zhihao) From June 24 onwards, the city has continued strong rainfall, with half of the rainfall stations registering cumulative rainfall of more than 200 mm and the maximum cumulative rainfall of 528 mm. The secretary of the municipal party committee and mayor, Liu Chao, have made arrangements for several times for deploying the work of flood prevention and mitigation and the control of geological hazards. On July 2, the city witnessed strong rainfall again. Against the bad weather, Liu Chao went to Shengshui South Street of Fucheng District, Dengtong Road of the Provincial Road 105 line (Beichuan), Qugui Road and other flood-stricken and geological-hazards-stricken areas for the inspection and guidance of flood prevention and mitigation and the control of geological hazards.

¡°Have the causes of water-logging been found?¡±...The storm has led tothe serious water-logging at Shengshui South Street of Fucheng District, badly affecting the traffic. Having a detailed understanding of the causes of water-logging and the situations of water drainage, Liu Chao said that Mianyang should strengthen coordination and inter-connectivity, endeavour to resolve any potential dangers and minimize the impacts of the strong rainfall on citizen¡¯s production and life. Mianyang should also comprehensively check the spots of water-logging in the city and speed up renovating the network of drainage pipelines so as to fundamentally resolve the water-logging problem of the city.

On the afternoon of June 25, a large landslide occurred at the hill of k182+290, Dengtong Road of the Provincial Road 105 line (Beichuan). Shortly after the occurrence of the disaster, Liu Chao made immediate instructions and required the road should be repaired as soon as possible while protecting their own safety ¡°Has the rain caused any new danger?¡±...Liu Chao came to the site of the landslide for instructing the prevention of the geological hazard.He stressed that Mianyang should summarize the experience of successfully avoiding risks, strengthen monitoring, early warning and early forecasting, arrange for full-time monitoring personnel, and strictly implement the principles of early aversion, preventive aversion and proactive aversion.Once any danger occurs, Mianyang should resolutely organized risk-averse evacuations and make every effort to protect the safety of people¡¯s lives and properties.

Due to the strong rainfall, the two roadbeds of Qugui Road and the Provincial Road 105 line collapsed. After hard work, the emergency pavements of these two sites were now open to the traffic. Liu Chao came to carefully inspect the road slope, the roadbed and the damage. He stressed that every effort should be made to repair the damage roads and to ensure that it is safe and convenient for citizens to go outside. At the same time, he also stressed that we should also focus on the long-term interests, plan scientifically, make plans as soon as possible to repair the damaged roads and implement the plans so as to effectively improve the capabilities of road sagainst disasters.

In the inspection and guidance, Liu Chaos stressed that flood prevention and mitigation matters a lot to the safety of people¡¯s life and properties, social harmony and stability. We should firmly establish a people-centred development thought, earnestly implement the deployments laid out by the Provincial Party Committee and the municipal party committee for flood prevention and mitigation and the control of geological hazards. We should establish the concept that disaster prevention prevails disaster relief. We should strengthen the implementation of responsibilities, detail measures, carefully check any potential risks, conduct monitoring, early warning and early forecasting,be well-prepared for risk aversion and rescues, in a bid to firmly grasp the initiative of flood prevention and mitigation and to resolutely protect the the safety of people¡¯s lives and properties. We should strengthen checks of potential dangers by conducting comprehensive checks of natural hazards and risks, adhere to dynamic inspections, timely find out and resolve any loopholes and make risk assessments, specify the plans of controlling potential dangers in a classified way. Only by taking these measures, can we resolve problems comprehensively, focus on priorities, combine the joint efforts of experts and citizens, draw on advantages and avoid disadvantages and be well-prepared for any potential risks. We should strengthen monitoring and early warning and early forecasting. Specifically, we should comprehensively strengthen the real-time monitoring of meteorological disasters, floods and geological hazards and release warning information on rainfall, flood, drought and geological hazards. If there is any warning of disastrous weather or serious dangers, we must strictly implement the principles of early aversion, preventive aversion and proactive aversion and organize the masses to avoid risks in a timely and orderly way. We must be well-prepared for emergency responses and rescues, conduct rapid responses and effective rescues, take targeted and detailed measures for disaster prevention and rescues. Particularly, we should do a good job in repairing the damaged roads and furnish remote villages and towns with sufficient rescue provisions. We should enhance the comprehensive defense capabilities, adhere to and improve the unified and efficient directing and dispatching system, the authoritative and timely information release system, the coordinated and inter-connected rescue system, and the pragmatic supervising and inspecting system, in a bid to comprehensively improve the capability of flood prevention and mitigation and the capability of controlling geological hazards and to guarantee the safety of people¡¯s lives and properties.

Liu Chao also stressed that the personnel, who worked at the very front, should pay attention to their own safety while removing dangers to save others. Scientific dispatching and safe rescuing must be guaranteed

The deputy mayor, Jing Dazhong, and the secretary of the municipal party committee, Zou Ruoli, also participated in the inspection and guidance.