On October 22, General Secretary Xi Jinping presided over a symposium on in-depth promotion of ecological protection and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin and delivered an important speech, which aroused enthusiastic responses from relevant departments and officials and people along the Yellow River. They said that they must conscientiously implement the spirit of General Secretary Jinping’s important speech, resolutely implement the ecological protection and high-quality development strategic deployment of the Yellow River Basin, and unswervingly follow the path of modernization with ecological priority and green development.
Adhere to the correct view of political achievements and accurately grasp the relationship between protection and development
General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that it is necessary to adhere to a correct view of political achievements and accurately grasp the relationship between protection and development. Regarding major protection as a key task, we will significantly improve the ecological outlook of the river basin through the rectification of environmental problems, deep water conservation and control, and ecological protection and restoration. The development and construction along the Yellow River must maintain the red line of ecological protection, strictly observe the upper limit of the development and utilization of resources, especially water resources, and use strong constraints to improve the quality and efficiency of development.
“We must earnestly implement the spirit of General Secretary Jinping’s important speech, and resolutely fight environmental problems, deep water conservation and control, and ecological protection and restoration.” Wan Jun, deputy director of the Comprehensive Department of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said that it is necessary to establish and improve the ecology of the Yellow River Basin. The environmental divisional management and control system implements the bottom line requirements of the ecological environment in each environmental control unit.
“The general secretary emphasized that the upper reaches of the water production area focuses on maintaining the integrity of the natural ecosystem, integrated protection of the unique ecosystem of the plateau alpine region, and an orderly implementation of the system of recuperation and rejuvenation.” said Sun Lijun, deputy director of the Sanjiangyuan National Park Administration, “we will Insist on giving priority to ecology, earnestly protect the source of the Three Rivers, and build the “China Water Tower” to ensure that a river of clear water flows eastward.”
Sichuan is an important water conservation area, supply area and an important national wetland ecological function area in the upper reaches of the Yellow River. Wang Bo, director of the Sichuan Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment, said that he must earnestly implement the spirit of General Secretary Jinping’s important speech, consciously enhance “upstream awareness”, resolutely assume “upstream responsibilities”, adhere to ecological priority, green development, and vigorously implement ecological protection and governance in the Yellow River Basin .
“The General Secretary emphasized that we must do a good job in the control of soil erosion and desertification in the upper and middle reaches, and promote comprehensive management of the watershed.” said Liu Sijun, an engineer of the Suide Administration and Supervision Bureau of the Yellow River Soil and Water Conservation. Integrated protection and systematic management of lakes, grasses and sands, to give full play to the benefits of comprehensive management.”
“Pengyang is a water-deficient area. We must further implement the spirit of the important speech of the General Secretary, make good use of water resources carefully, and manage water resources strictly.” Zhang Zhike, deputy director of the Pengyang County Water Affairs Bureau of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, said. Pay attention to the use of innovative thinking and scientific and technological achievements, and continue to enhance water-saving power and vitality.
Coordinate the development and safety of the two major issues to improve risk prevention and response capabilities
General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that it is necessary to coordinate the two major issues of development and safety to improve risk prevention and response capabilities. Attach great importance to water safety risks and vigorously promote water conservation throughout the society. We must attach great importance to the complex and profound effects of global climate change, actively respond to it from a security perspective, comprehensively improve the level of disaster prevention and control, and protect the safety of people’s lives.
“The important speech of the General Secretary provided us with the fundamental follow-up for the prevention of floods and droughts in the Yellow River Basin.” Yao Wenguang, director of the Department of Flood and Drought Prevention of the Ministry of Water Resources, said that we will always shoulder the responsibility of flood and drought disaster prevention and strengthen Forecast, early warning, rehearsal, and plan work, complement the shortcomings of disaster early warning and monitoring, continuously improve the flood control engineering system of the Yellow River Basin, scientifically and accurately implement water engineering scheduling, comprehensively improve the level of disaster prevention and control, and protect the safety of people’s lives.
“To implement the spirit of the important speech of the General Secretary, we will further establish and improve the Yellow River protection and governance system including flood control safety, water supply safety, ecological protection, etc., and continue to improve the protection and governance capabilities.” Wang Yinshan, deputy director of Shandong Yellow River Bureau, said. Adhere to the simultaneous development of flood control engineering measures and non-engineering measures, make up for the shortcomings of flood control projects, continue to strengthen the construction of flood control command and dispatch capabilities, plan execution capabilities, and scientific and technological support capabilities, and continue to complete the flood control safety system.
In response to the several floods that have occurred since mid-July this year, Xiuwu County, Henan Province has further established a problem-oriented approach and is striving to make up for the shortcomings of infrastructure. “We will use the spirit of the General Secretary’s important speech as a guide to strengthen the construction of urban flood control and drainage systems, increase the construction of disaster prevention and mitigation facilities, strictly protect urban ecological spaces, flood discharge channels, etc., and strive to eliminate hidden risks.” Xiuwu County Party Secretary Shen Lin Say.
Improve the ability of strategic thinking, and run the system concept through the whole process of ecological protection and high-quality development
General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that it is necessary to improve the ability of strategic thinking and integrate system concepts into the whole process of ecological protection and high-quality development. Grasp the overall and local relations, enhance the awareness of a game of chess, and put the overall interests first on major issues. It is necessary to grasp the current and long-term relationship, take a long-term view and study seriously, and overcome the eagerness for quick success and short-term benefits.
“The general secretary emphasized’accelerate the construction of a new pattern of protection and utilization of land and space, and intensive and efficient development of urban agglomerations and metropolitan areas, and not blindly expand.’ This helps us optimize the pattern of land and space development and protection in the Yellow River Basin, and promote ecological protection and high quality in the Yellow River Basin. Development provides a fundamental follow.” Zhang Bing, director of the Bureau of Land and Space Planning of the Ministry of Natural Resources, said that important requirements such as green development, intensive and high-efficiency will be implemented throughout the entire process of land and space planning at all levels and implementation management.
“To implement the spirit of the important speech of the General Secretary, we will run the system concept through the entire process of ecological protection and high-quality development, and be good at calculating large accounts, long-term accounts, overall accounts, and comprehensive accounts, and we will unswervingly take ecological priority and green Development path.” said Li Kuanduan, secretary of the Dongying Municipal Committee of Shandong Province.
Yang Jianzhong, Member of the Standing Committee of the Lanzhou Municipal Party Committee of Gansu Province and Secretary of the Party Working Committee of Lanzhou New District, said: “To implement the spirit of the important speech of the General Secretary, we will effectively enhance our awareness of the game of chess. One crop after another, contributes to the ecological protection and high-quality development of the Yellow River Basin.”
In recent years, with the three-river source grassland meadow wetland ecological functional zone barrier, Qilian Mountain glacier and water conservation ecological belt, and Qinghai Lake grassland wetland ecological belt as the framework, Qinghai has initially formed a “one screen and two belts” ecological security pattern. Li Xudong, Director of the Department of Water Ecology and Environment of the Qinghai Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment, said: “We will earnestly implement the spirit of the important speech of the General Secretary, further identify our own position, and resolutely build a national ecological security barrier, which will serve as a protection for Qinghai and the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River. High-quality development creates more and better ecological spaces.”
Resolutely follow the path of green and low-carbon development, and promote changes in the quality, efficiency, and dynamics of economic development in the basin
General Secretary Xi Jinping pointed out that it is necessary to firmly follow the path of green and low-carbon development, and promote changes in the quality, efficiency, and dynamics of economic development in the basin. Starting from both ends of supply and demand, implement dual energy consumption control measures, strictly control the blind launch of the “two highs” projects, step up and orderly adjust the energy production structure, and eliminate outdated production capacity and production processes with large carbon emissions. Efforts should be made to ensure the stability of coal and power supply and ensure the economic and social operation.
“To implement the spirit of the important speech of the General Secretary, we will step up and orderly adjust the energy production structure, eliminate outdated production capacity and production technology with large carbon emissions, actively explore the path to clean traditional energy, and continue to promote the transformation of traditional energy models to green and low-carbon models. “Said Zhao Jianze, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Shanxi Coking Coal Group.
“The general secretary emphasized that we must persist in innovation and creation and improve the level of synergy between the industrial chain and the innovation chain.” said Kong Fanqun, assistant to the general manager of Sinopec Corporation and secretary of the party committee of Shengli Petroleum Administration Co., Ltd., “Shengli Oilfield will continue to deepen the implementation of the innovation-driven strategy and work hard. It will play a greater role in ensuring national energy security and promoting ecological protection and high-quality development in the Yellow River Basin.”
Gong Mingzhu, director of the Development and Reform Commission of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, stated that Inner Mongolia will step up efforts to curb the development of high-energy-consuming and high-emission projects, promote energy-green and low-carbon transformation and adjust supply structure. Wang Jinbao, Director of the Energy Bureau of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, said: “Based on the current stable energy supply, we will implement a new energy doubling action. Within two to three years, we will add 50 million kilowatts of new energy installed capacity, and strive to promote the energy revolution and stabilize energy supply. Make new contributions.”
“The General Secretary emphasized that we must improve the level of interconnection with the coastal and Yangtze River regions, promote the construction of new infrastructure, and expand effective investment.” Zhuang Ning, CEO of Ningxia Western Cloud Base Development Co., Ltd., said, “We will actively develop cooperation with the eastern region. The cooperation between the two countries will jointly promote the construction of new infrastructure, enhance computing power services and data analysis capabilities, focus on cultivating new industries and new business formats, build a bridge between the east and the west, and promote coordinated development.”
(Reporters Chen Feiyu, Hu Jian, Sun Xiuyan, Zhu Jun, Wang Hao, Wang Mingfeng, Hou Linliang, Bi Jingjin, Zhang Xi, Zhai Qinqi, Wang Jintao, Wang Mei, Zhang Danhua, Liu Feng)