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State Councilor calls for enhanced production safety, fire control

Updated: Apr 11,2019 7:19 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — State Councilor Wang Yong stressed on April 10 that major accidents must be prevented and contained.

Efforts should be made to stabilize and improve production safety and fire control, Wang said at a meeting ahead of the central government’s tour of inspection on provincial governments in these fields.

The tour of inspection is an important institutional arrangement that focuses on the implementation of the central authorities’ decisions and plans in production safety and fire control, Wang said.

Local governments which failed to rectify their problems and saw recurring accidents will be strictly held accountable, Wang said.

A specific inspection will be held for work related to dangerous chemical products, while checks will be made in coal and non-coal mines, transport, construction and fire control.

Local governments should live up to their supervision duties and take effective prevention measures to fundamentally keep safety accidents from happening, Wang said.

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