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Jinggu County of Yunnan Province Does Well in Rebuilding Itself after the October 7 Earthquake

(People's Daily Online)    08:42, December 30, 2015

An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck Jinggu Dai and Yi Autonomous County, Yunnan Province (or Jinggu County for short), on October 7, 2014, causing serious damage to houses in the county and to its infrastructure like transportation, water conservancy, municipal administration, electric power, communications, education, and sanitary facilities. In fact, all the 10 townships (including towns) of the county and 137 village and residents' committees were badly hit by the disaster, which resulted in a total of RMB 5.3268 billion in economic losses. The earthquake was the only one in the past 100 years measuring 6.0 or above on the Richter scale to hit Jinggu County.

In December 2014, Jinggu County, which falls within the jurisdiction of Pu'er City, made a determined effort to rebuild the damaged houses, improve the livelihood of its earthquake-stricken people, restore its damaged infrastructure, build up a disaster prevention and alleviation system, and increase the yield of its special industries, by making a gross investment of RMB 2.570068 billion. By December 8, 2015, Jinggu County had completely achieved its goal of repairing and reinforcing 41,698 houses; the county had dismantled 16,752 damaged houses so as to rebuild them, and had so far rebuilt 16,377 of them, or 97.8% of the houses dismantled; 16,212 families, or 96.8% of the families had moved into their newly-built houses.

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