Premier stays on tight schedule in flood zone
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with an important flood control facility along theHuaihe River in Fuyang, Anhui, in addition to embankments of the Yangtze CANADARiver and Dongting Lake in Yueyang, Hunan province. All were done within eight hours. He checked hydrological situation of both rivers and flood retention basins that are meant to divert redundant water if flood occurred.
The premier was scheduled to chair a meeting on flood control onWednesday morning, but it was rescheduled to Tuesday night after all officials in charge arrived in Yueyang from provinces such as Anhui, Henan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Sichuan.
Early onWednesday morning, the premier rushed toWuhan as the city had flooded again overnight and traffic was suspended in many places. After that, he met with Peter O’Neill, prime minister of Papua New Guinea — two hours after arriving in the capital.
Of the several journeys I’ve been on to report on Premier Li’s inspection tours, this was the fastest-paced one because he sawas many flooded areas as he could under such a tight agenda.
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