BEIJING, July 7, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang (C), also the general director of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, addresses the second plenary meeting of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquaters in Beijing, capital of China, July 7, 2016. (Xinhua/Ding Lin)
BEIJING, July 7 (Xinhua) -- As China enters the flood season, the country should be on high alert for river floods and disasters including mountain torrents and landslides, Vice Premier Wang Yang said Thursday.
China should intensify meteorological and hydrologic monitoring and early warning for disasters, Wang said at a meeting of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters.
The country should also give full play to the role of water conservancy projects in disaster relief, enhance patrols of dikes, reservoirs and hydropower stations, and improve emergency plans for resident evacuation, Wang added.