Cabinet meeting: Coal, oil, gas, power, agricultural goods supply must be ensured 2008-05-28 21:41:23   Print

Special report: Reconstruction After Earthquake

°§Ensure supplies of coal, oil, gas, electricity and agricultural goods and materials.
°§The overall supply and demand are now in balance, with short supplies in some areas.
°§Efforts should be exerted to ensure supplies for the areas ravaged by May 12 quake.

    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.

Quake relief HQ says focus of relief work to shift to reconstruction

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao presides over the 14th meeting of the earthquake relief headquarters in Beijing on May 27, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)
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    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. Full story

China to relocate towns, villages in quake zone for rehabilitation

    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

Editor: Du Guodong
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