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Premier Wen Jiabao is asking local governments to adopt scientific measures to be better prepared for "more serious floods and disasters". His comments come as some of the major rivers saw water levels surpass their warning levels.
During an inspection tour in central China's Hubei Province, Wen ordered local governments to step up patrols and guard against potential risks to ensure the safety of major rivers, reservoirs and key infrastructure facilities. He stressed the scientific use of major flood control projects including the Three Gorges Dam and the Danjiangkou reservoir to coordinate water volumes in the upper and lower reaches of rivers.
Premier Wen says local authorities should strengthen monitoring and prevention of geological disasters such as landslides and mud flow, and relocate affected residents to avoid casualties. The premier is also urging local governments to ensure daily necessities for affected people and to strive to restore normal life and production as soon as possible.
|Premier Wen Jiabao is asking local governments to adopt|
scientific measures to be better prepared for "more
serious floods and disasters".