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Premier Li visits flood victims in mountainous area of Guizhou

Updated: Jul 06,2020 23:52

Premier Li Keqiang visited Guakou village in Tongren, Southwest China's Guizhou province, on July 6, as part of his inspection on poverty alleviation, flood control, disaster relief, and relocation.

The Premier said that many regions in southern China have been hit by flood disasters recently, about which President Xi Jinping issued a major instruction.

He urged all departments concerned to fully carry out President Xi's instruction with people's life security prioritized on top of their agendas.

The village was situated deep in the Wuling mountainous area, where Premier Li walked through a slope and made his way to Zhang Lianghua, whose home was ruined by the flood.

Premier Li inquired after the relocation of his family and learned about their sources of income. He required the local government to fulfill their duties in safeguarding flood-stricken residents' basic livelihood and job hunting.

He then visited Li Dehai, an elderly villager in Guakou, whose family was also heavily hit by the flood. His great-granddaughter was saved from the flood by Ai Xiaoxiang, the village’s Party secretary.

Premier Li sent his gratitude to Ai for saving people’s lives.

The Premier also visited the slopes washed out by mudslides. Having heard reports on the flooding in Tongren city of Guizhou province and other areas, he asked related departments to increase financial support to disaster relief and reconstruction.

Premier Li talked with villagers at a courtyard of one villager, Li Yongjin. He said this year is crucial in winning the battle against poverty, and eradicating poverty is the Party's solemn commitment to the people.

Despite facing hard tasks, Guizhou province has achieved notable results in poverty alleviation.

He asked the Guizhou authorities to complete their poverty-relief tasks and strengthen flood control and disaster relief to prevent the return to poverty after the disaster.