HARBIN, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Wang Yong has called for all-out efforts to prepare for flood control and disaster relief so as to minimize potential losses.
Wang, also head of the State Flood Control and Drought Relief Headquarters, made the remarks during his inspection tour recently in northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, where he inspected preparation work for flood control.
Noting that flood control work in the northeast is in a grave situation due to recent continuous rainfall, Wang urged for efforts to strengthen risk prevention and ensure the safety of people's lives and property.
Wang called on relevant authorities to ensure that alarm systems work effectively and smoothly.
He also noted that work should be done to guarantee the water supply in areas suffering from drought.