BEIJING, May 28 (Xinhua) -- Exertions should be made to ensure supplies of coal, oil, gas, electricity and agricultural goods and materials, according to an executive meeting of the State Council, China's Cabinet, held on Wednesday.
The meeting, presided over by Premier Wen Jiabao,
pointed out the guarantee of coal, oil, gas, electricity and agricultural goods
supplies would provide the basis for promoting disaster relief, garnering
agricultural harvests for the whole year and maintaining the national economy on
a healthy and fast track.
The overall supply and demand for coal, oil,
electricity and agricultural goods and materials are now in balance, with short
supplies in some areas.
Efforts should be exerted to ensure coal, oil and
electricity supplies firstly for the areas ravaged by the May 12 earthquake. On
the precondition of work safety, coal production should be resumed as soon as
possible in quake-battered Sichuan Province. Electricity transmission equipment
and facilities should be repaired and restored as soon as possible to resume
power supply in the quake-hit areas.
Meanwhile, according to the meeting, coal and oil
production should be increased nationwide to ensure supply in peak season.
Enterprises of high energy consumption and high pollution should have their
electricity supplies restricted.
Fertilizer supply should be ensured and prices be
kept stable. Coal, electricity, gas and raw materials supplies should be
guaranteed for major fertilizer production enterprises. Export of fertilizer and
its raw materials should be curbed, the meeting said.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao presides over
the 14th meeting of the earthquake relief headquarters in Beijing on May
27, 2008.(Xinhua Photo) Photo
BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Earthquake relief
work has entered a "new stage" and more efforts should be focused on
resettlement and post-quake reconstruction in damaged areas, the earthquake
relief headquarters under China's State Council agreed at a meeting on Tuesday.
BEIJING, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Rehabilitation in
China's quake-hit zone will take a long time as quite a number of towns and
villages need to move to new sites, said a report issued by the earthquake
relief headquarters of the State Council here Tuesday. Full story