Inspection of flood prevention and river chief system
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A few days ago, Chen Lei, Director-General of the Ministry of Water Resources of the People’s Republic of China, inspected flood prevention of the Taihu Lake, treatment of water environment, and implementation of river chief system in Wuxi. During the inspection, Chen Lei pointed out that as the flood prevention situation of the Taihu Lake is still grim in 2017, all localities should center on flood prevention and treatment of water environment, so as to practically guarantee water safety and improve water ecological environment. Li Xiaomin, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Jiangsu Provincial Committee and Secretary of the CPC Wuxi Municipal Committee, and Chen Zhenning, Deputy Governor of Jiangsu, attended the inspection.

At present, Wuxi is intensively carrying out inspection before flood season. Persons in charge of flood prevention have been adjusted in place. In allusion to the new situations occurring in the flood season of 2016, all localities are accelerating formulation of flood prevention emergency plans, speeding up recheck and replenishment of hidden dangers in flood prevention such as dike leakage, and strengthening maintenance on brake, station and other flood prevention facilities and equipment, thus consolidating flood prevention barriers. What’s more, Wuxi will attach great importance to source and precise treatment, further upgrade direction indicator of river chief system through tightening responsibility nets. Aimed at quickening building of management updated version of river chief system, the city will reinforce joint construction in urban and rural areas, complete ecological compensation and other mechanisms, and intensify law enforcement supervision and assessment.
  
Li Yaping, Director-General of the Jiangsu Provincial Water Conservancy Department, Zhang Jingsong and Zhu Haisheng, Deputy Director-General of the Jiangsu Provincial Water Conservancy Department, and Liu Xia, Deputy Mayor of Wuxi, attended the inspection.