NDRC: Sichuan quake reconstruction to be completed by Sept

15:41, May 11, 2011      

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After three years of hard working, the reconstruction of Wenchuan area, which was totally devastated in the earthquake, is going to be completed this September, said Mu Hong, vice director of National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), on May 10 in an interview with Beijing Times.

On May 12, 2008, a magnitude-8.0 earthquake hit Wenchuan area in China's Sichuan province. The number of dead and missing totaled more than 80,000 people, and millions lost their homes.

At the end of September 2008, the rescue and relief work at the quake-hit area officially shifted its focus toward reconstruction, and China's State Council also made a three-year-plan for it.

Two years later, the reconstruction work is 85 percent complete, which achieved the goal of "finishing the reconstruction work basically within two years."

By the end of this April, more than 38,000 projects have been finished out of the total 41,130 projects that were brought into national reconstruction plan. The projects have utilized total combined investments of 885 billion yuan, which account for 92.4 percent of the whole investment plan. And the reconstruction goals were basically accomplished.

By Wang Hanlu, People's Daily Online

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