China unveils 5-year plan for emergency management system-Xinhua

China unveils 5-year plan for emergency management system

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-02-14 18:50:18

BEIJING, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's State Council has issued a plan to advance the construction of its emergency management system over the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025).

The plan calls for deepening the modernization of the system and capability of China's emergency management and minimizing the losses from disasters and accidents to ensure the safety of people's lives and property.

By 2025, a unified, quick-response, and coordinated emergency management mechanism with higher levels of scientific and technological information and comprehensive support systems will be built.

The construction of emergency rescue forces will be fully enhanced, said the plan.

The plan also noted that an emergency response system with Chinese characteristics to achieve socialist modernization should be established by 2035.

Specifically, the preparedness system for emergency management will improve, with risk prevention and control mechanisms more efficient, measures against catastrophes more prepared, and the allocation of resources for emergency management optimized, the plan said.