Emergency Management Department: In 2018, the number of major accidents decreased by 24percent compared with the same period last year.

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 Emergency Management Department: In 2018, the number of major accidents decreased by 24percent compared with the same period last year.


Today (22) morning, the Information Office of the State Council held a press conference. Sun Huashan, Vice Minister of Emergency Management, Zheng Guoguang, spokesman and director of the Department of Information and Publicity, Shen Zhanli, and Liu Kehui, head of the Department of Education and Training, introduced the reform and operation of the Ministry of Emergency Management since its establishment.

According to reports, in 2018, the number of missing persons, collapsed houses and direct economic losses caused by natural disasters in China decreased by 60%, 78% and 34% compared with the average in the past five years. The total number of production safety accidents, major accidents and major accidents decreased by three decreases compared with the previous year. The number of major accidents and deaths decreased by 24% and 33.6%, respectively.

We will promote the relocation and transformation of hazardous chemicals enterprises in densely populated areas, promote the withdrawal of 832 backward coal mines with a capacity of 150 million tons in accordance with the law and regulations, close and ban 1500 non-coal mines that do not meet safety requirements, 1596 hazardous chemicals production enterprises and 2670 dust-related explosive enterprises.

In addition, after the establishment of emergency management, emergency rescue force system is also accelerating. Twenty-seven professional rescue teams for earthquake (geology), mountains, waters and aircrew, as well as a number of cross-regional mobile rescue forces were formed, and seven international rescue teams were formed to focus on building key emergency rescue forces. Closely cooperate with relevant military departments to standardize the orderly participation of social forces in rescue operations. In 2018, 12.7 million people and 2.19 million fire trucks were dispatched by the national comprehensive fire rescue forces to rescue and evacuate 676,000 people, and the value of rescuing and protecting property was 31.3 billion yuan.

Source: Author of China Youth Network: Dong Xin Responsible Editor: Li Xi_NN2587