Xi Jinping emphasized when inspecting post-disaster recovery and reconstruction work in Beijing and Hebei
Continue efforts in post-disaster recovery and reconstruction
Ensure that the broad masses of the people live and work in peace and contentment through the winter
Cai Qi accompanied the inspection
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing/Baoding, Hebei, November 10. When Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the CPC Central Committee, President of the State, and Chairman of the Central Military Commission, inspected post-disaster recovery and reconstruction work in Beijing and Hebei on the 10th, he emphasized that party committees and governments at all levels and all relevant parties must conscientiously implement The Party Central Committee has made decisions and arrangements to make continued efforts in post-disaster recovery and reconstruction to ensure that the broad masses of the people live and work in peace and contentment and have a warm winter. We must always adhere to the people-centered approach, adhere to the system concept, adhere to truth-seeking and pragmatism, scientific planning, and rational layout, seize the opportunity to make up for shortcomings and strengths and weaknesses, accelerate the improvement of flood control engineering systems and emergency management systems, and continuously improve disaster prevention, reduction, and relief capabilities.
At the end of July and early August this year, extreme rainfall occurred in North China, Huanghuai and other places, causing floods and geological disasters, causing heavy casualties in Beijing, Hebei and other places. Xi Jinping has always been concerned about the people affected by the disaster, attaching great importance to flood prevention, flood relief, and post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. He has issued important instructions on many occasions, requiring relevant localities and departments to make every effort to ensure the safety of people’s lives and property and restore normal production and living order in the disaster areas as soon as possible. In early September, Xi Jinping went to Shangzhi City, Heilongjiang Province to visit and express condolences to the victims. As winter begins in the north, Xi Jinping went to Beijing and Hebei, the severely affected areas, to visit and express condolences to the affected people, and to inspect and guide post-disaster recovery and reconstruction work.
On November 10, Xi Jinping, accompanied by Yin Li, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee, Yin Yong, Mayor, and Ni Yuefeng, Secretary of the Hebei Provincial Party Committee and Wang Zhengpu, Governor of Hebei Province, successively visited Mentougou, Baoding and other places for on-site inspections. Learn about post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.
Yongding River Sanjiadian Water Diversion Hub is a control project in the Guantingshan Gorge section of Yongding River. On the morning of the 10th, Xi Jinping came here to listen to reports on the Beijing water system, Yongding River restoration and management, and barrage operation, and learn about the progress of post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. Xi Jinping pointed out that mountainous areas such as Mentougou and Fangshan have high mountains and deep valleys, and continuous heavy rainfall can easily cause severe flash floods. They are key areas for flood prevention and relief in Beijing. It is necessary to build and utilize control projects such as reservoirs, and to improve flood control standards for roads, houses and other buildings in mountainous areas to effectively improve flood control and flood resistance capabilities. Based on the characteristics of Beijing’s water system, summing up historical experience, targeting prominent problems and weak links, and in accordance with the principles of “upper storage, middle dredging, lower drainage, and effective flood control”, we must repair water-damaged facilities and strengthen the construction of key water conservancy projects to ensure the safety of the capital. Provide strong support for flood control safety.
Later, Xi Jinping drove to Miaofengshan National School. During this year’s flood season, it serves as a temporary disaster shelter and a location for flood prevention and relief personnel. Xi Jinping walked into a classroom where the children were having a themed class meeting under the leadership of the teacher. Everyone rushed to show Grandpa Xi their handicrafts with the theme of flood relief, and reported their experiences and feelings in the face of floods. Xi Jinping was very happy after hearing this. He said that ensuring that disaster-stricken students can return to school on time is a clear requirement of the Party Central Committee for post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. Through the joint efforts of all parties, all schools in the disaster area have opened on time. Seeing the happy smiles of the children is very practical and gratifying. Your school successfully avoided danger during this flood prevention and fighting, and played a good role as a “safety island”. We must make good use of this vivid teaching material to carry out safety education and improve children’s safety awareness and risk avoidance abilities. This flood fighting and disaster relief work will be unforgettable for the children, and they must learn to be grateful, set their ambitions, and become builders and successors of the socialist cause.
On the school playground, Xi Jinping cordially expressed condolences to the families of martyrs who died in the line of duty, as well as grassroots party members and cadres who participated in flood prevention and disaster relief, fire and emergency rescue personnel, state-owned enterprise employees, volunteer representatives, etc. Xi Jinping said that in this fight against floods and disaster relief, grassroots party members and cadres are at the forefront and have the courage to take on their responsibilities. Officers and soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army, the Armed Police Force, and fire and rescue team officers and soldiers stand up and move forward towards danger. Employees of state-owned enterprises have heard of the “flood” and have In response to the mobilization and emergency rescue, all walks of life and volunteers actively participated and dedicated their love, writing the story of the great love in the world that no one has mercy on the flood, and demonstrating the remarkable advantages of the socialist system of having difficulty on one side and support from all sides, as well as the unity and struggle of the people across the country. Spirit, many touching stories emerged. Many party members and cadres died in flood fighting and rescue operations. We must always remember them and vigorously publicize their heroic deeds. Relevant parties must take care of their families.
Near noon, Xi Jinping came to Shuiyuzui Village, Miaofengshan Town for inspection. At the riverside platform at the entrance of the village, Xi Jinping listened to a briefing on the village, and then walked to inspect the appearance of the village and learn about the restoration, construction and improvement of infrastructure. Xi Jinping pointed out that after major floods, it is necessary to carry out extensive construction and improvement, and greatly improve the level of water conservancy facilities and flood control facilities. We must adhere to the people-centered approach, focus on the long term, and plan scientifically, closely integrate restoration and reconstruction with the promotion of high-quality development, the construction of resilient cities, the revitalization of rural areas, and the construction of ecological civilization, and take targeted measures to comprehensively improve prevention and control measures. Disaster reduction and relief capabilities. In particular, it is necessary to improve the urban and rural grassroots emergency management organization system and enhance the grassroots disaster prevention and avoidance, self-rescue and mutual rescue capabilities.
At the home of villager Li Meng, Xi Jinping asked in detail about the damage to the house, repair expenses, heating, etc. Xi Jinping said that ensuring that the affected people survive the winter safely and warmly is a hard task. Winters are long in the north, and winters in the mountains are especially cold. Heating work must be carried out in detail and implemented in every household. For disaster-stricken households that have completed house repairs, reinforcements or reconstruction and are eligible for occupancy, we should provide guidance and help them implement winter heating. For the disaster-stricken households whose houses have not yet been rebuilt, measures such as staying with relatives and friends, renting houses, and government resettlement should be used to ensure that they have a warm winter.
When leaving the village, the local people warmly bid farewell to the General Secretary. Xi Jinping told everyone that I have always been thinking about the people in the disaster area. The Communist Party is a party that serves the people. It always puts the people at the top of its heart and will go all out whether it is emergency rescue or disaster relief or post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. I hope that the villagers will strengthen their confidence and work hard to build a better home.
During this year’s flood season, Zhuozhou City, Baoding, suffered severe flooding, but normal production and living order has basically been restored. On the afternoon of the 10th, Xi Jinping came to Yongji Xiuyuan Community in Shuangta Street. He first walked into the drug store and supermarket at the entrance of the community and asked the merchants in detail about the business recovery situation. Then he went to the community heating station to learn about the operation of the heating facilities. Xi Jinping said that after this disaster, residents and some production and operation units suffered a lot of losses. Party committees and governments at all levels must take multiple measures to help the affected people, enterprises, and merchants tide over the difficulties. Urban restoration and reconstruction must make disaster prevention and reduction demonstration plans, fully consider risk avoidance and disaster avoidance, set aside flood channels, flood discharge areas, and flood detention areas, update drainage pipe networks and other infrastructure, and improve urban operation support capabilities.
Xi Jinping visited resident Dong Caiying’s home to visit and express condolences, and inquired in detail about flood levels, emergency housing, furniture and appliance updates, heating, and related subsidies. Dong Caiying told the General Secretary that with the help of party members and cadres, the house has been cleaned and repaired and moved in. There is no problem in staying warm in the winter. Xi Jinping emphasized that the first priority for urban post-disaster recovery and reconstruction is to restore the lives of every household and the living environment of the community. It is necessary to check for leaks and fill them, and to make the work more detailed and practical. Grassroots organizations, party members and cadres, neighbors, professional forces and volunteers from all fields must work together.
When leaving the community, Xi Jinping had a cordial exchange with the residents of the community. Xi Jinping told everyone that the disaster in Zhuozhou was very serious. At that time, I paid attention to the situation here every day and missed you very much. Today I see that municipal public service facilities have returned to normal operation and everyone’s life has basically returned to normal, which makes me feel much more at ease. After the storm comes the rainbow. Under the strong leadership of the Party Central Committee, as long as everyone works together, we will be able to live a better life. The second batch of thematic education is being carried out in depth. Party organizations at all levels in the disaster area must closely integrate thematic education with post-disaster recovery and reconstruction, vigorously promote the spirit of flood fighting and disaster relief, give full play to the role of grassroots party organizations as fighting fortresses and the vanguard and exemplary role of party members and cadres, and use recovery and reconstruction to Results and people’s satisfaction are used to test the effectiveness of thematic education.
Wanquanzhuang Village in Diaowo Town is located in the Langouwa flood storage and detention area. All 311 households in the village were affected by the flood during this year’s flood season. Xi Jinping carefully inspected the restoration and reconstruction of village roads, houses, etc. He walked into the house reconstruction construction site, asked about the disaster losses, construction progress, rental transition, etc., and encouraged them to unite as one, overcome the difficulties together, and rebuild the harmonious and beautiful countryside.
The house of villager Yang Peiran’s house was slightly damaged and has been reinforced and repaired and moved in. Xi Jinping walked into Yang Peiran’s home and learned about their family income, repair expenses, production recovery and other conditions. Xi Jinping pointed out that house repair, reinforcement and reconstruction are the top priority for post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. Now it seems that the tasks of repair and reinforcement have been basically completed, but the heaviest and most difficult task is reconstruction. Party committees and governments at all levels must pay special attention to the reconstruction households, and provide appropriate resettlement to those who have special difficulties during the transition period and are unable to solve their housing problems on their own. Practical and effective measures must be taken to prevent people from falling back into poverty due to disasters.
When parting, the villagers greeted the General Secretary loudly. Xi Jinping told everyone that in the face of floods that are rare in history, the villagers have suffered great losses, and I would like to express my condolences to everyone! Party committees and governments at all levels are taking various measures to solidly promote post-disaster recovery and reconstruction. It is hoped that the villagers will be self-reliant, work hard, and use their hard-working hands to speed up recovery and reconstruction and promote rural revitalization.
Xi Jinping also walked into the farmland near the village to observe the growth of winter wheat and Chinese cabbage. He pointed out that agricultural production is an important aspect of post-disaster recovery and reconstruction, which is not only directly related to the income of every household, but also related to national food security. We must continue to repair disaster-damaged farmland and agricultural facilities, increase the supply of agricultural materials, strengthen agricultural technology guidance, organize and arrange agricultural production this winter and next spring, and strive for a good harvest next year.
Baigou River is a backbone flood channel in the Daqing River Basin. Xi Jinping came to the Baigou River Management Project (Zhuozhou Section), inspected the progress of the project, and listened to a report on the status of major water conservancy projects in post-disaster reconstruction in Hebei Province. Xi Jinping pointed out that the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei water system is connected, and flood prevention and fighting are a game of chess. It is necessary to conduct in-depth research and promote the construction of a flood control engineering system in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region. Adhere to the system concept, coordinate river basins and regions, properly handle the relationship between upstream and downstream, left and right banks, main branches and tributaries, scientifically layout the functional construction of reservoirs, rivers, embankments, flood storage and detention areas, etc., and improve the flood control capacity of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region as a whole.
On the embankment, Xi Jinping cordially visited and expressed condolences to the water conservancy project construction personnel and representatives of the People’s Liberation Army and Armed Police Force officers and soldiers, militia reservists, and fire rescue teams who had participated in Zhuozhou’s flood fighting and rescue operations. He said that during this time of flood relief and disaster relief, forces from all walks of life and the broad masses of the people worked together to build a solid line of defense for flood prevention and disaster relief and to protect their homes, which fully demonstrated the strong political advantages of our party and country. The people thank you, the party and the government thank you!
Before returning to Beijing, Xi Jinping told the accompanying personnel and local cadres that under the correct decision-making and deployment of the Party Central Committee, powerful and effective measures were taken at all levels and in all aspects to minimize the losses from the once-in-a-century flood disaster. Post-disaster recovery and reconstruction involves a wide range of projects, involving large amounts of capital investment. Recently, the central government decided to issue an additional 1 trillion yuan of treasury bonds to support post-disaster recovery and reconstruction and project construction to enhance disaster prevention, reduction and relief capabilities. Party committees and governments at all levels and relevant departments must adhere to truth-seeking and pragmatism, scientific planning, and rational layout, use funds wisely, promote project construction with high quality, and build various projects into popular projects, high-quality projects, and clean projects.
Cai Qi, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and director of the General Office of the CPC Central Committee, accompanied the inspection.
He Weidong participated in relevant activities and was accompanied by responsible comrades from relevant departments of the central and state agencies for inspection.
[Editor in charge: Zhou Chuqing]
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