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Vice-premier stresses safety of self-built residential structures

Updated: May 08,2022 07:30    Xinhua

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Liu He has called for efforts to thoroughly investigate and quickly resolve the hidden dangers of self-built residential structures.

Liu, also a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and head of the Work Safety Committee of the State Council, made the comments on May 7 while attending a national video teleconference on the special campaign for the safety of self-built residential structures.

Lessons should be learnt from the collapse of a self-built residential structure in Hunan province, while a nationwide special campaign will be launched to ensure the safety of such self-built buildings and ward off major and severe accidents, according to the meeting.

It stressed prioritizing the lives and well-being of people, urging efforts to thoroughly probe the cause of the accident and hold those accountable according to law.

The meeting also demanded all-out efforts in carrying out the special campaign on self-built residential structures, especially those concerning public safety. The country will severely crack down on irregularities affecting building safety and establish long-term mechanisms to tighten the supervision of relevant parties, it said.

State Councilor Wang Yong, also vice-head of the Work Safety Committee, presided over the conference. Zhao Kezhi, state councilor and vice-head of the committee, attended the meeting.

A total of 53 people were confirmed killed in the collapse of a self-built residential structure in Hunan province on April 29. Ten people were rescued from the rubble. China has established an investigation team to look into the incident.