Hunan Province Responds Comprehensively to Severe Winter Weather
Since February 1, Hunan has experienced widespread low-temperature, rain, snow, and freezing weather, causing concern during the peak of the Spring Festival travel season. However, the province’s housing and construction sector has responded comprehensively and gone all out to protect safety and people’s livelihood, according to a report from the Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development.
The housing and construction system has accumulated over 16,000 tons of snow removal agents and industrial salts, more than 1,000 snowplow trucks, nearly 180,000 anti-skid sacks, and nearly 640,000 water meters and supporting insulation materials. Additionally, the province’s natural gas storage capacity can meet 1.98 days of emergency supply, and the liquefied petroleum gas consumption and storage capacity can meet 11.5 days of normal gas consumption.
To ensure the safety of water supply, the housing construction system has carried out more than 11,000 emergency repairs, consuming more than 11,000 water meters, more than 73,000 sets of water meter insulation materials, and about 54 kilometers of various pipes.
In response to the severe weather, the Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has re-arranged and redeployed production safety work to prevent safety accidents and eliminate hazards. The department has investigated and rectified 933 hidden dangers at construction sites, with urban roads and bridges operating safely.
Efforts have been made to remove tree branches caused by the accumulation of ice and snow to minimize the impact on people’s travel. Additionally, more than 100,000 sanitation workers and over 10,000 sanitation equipment have been deployed to ensure the smooth flow of primary and secondary arterial roads and the daily collection of domestic waste.
The Provincial Department of Housing and Urban-Rural Development has also required all city and state housing and construction departments to fully integrate various work arrangements for property safety prevention during the Spring Festival to effectively prevent and contain the occurrence of housing safety accidents in property management areas.
The province’s housing construction workers continue to work tirelessly on the front line of fighting against the ice while the severe weather persists.
Source: Hunan Daily
Author: Liu Yinan
Editor: Zhou Yilin