Chinese President Hu Jintao concluded a three-day tour to the quake-hit Shaanxi Province on Tuesday, calling for more efforts to beef up reconstruction with high quality.
Chinese President Hu Jintao (C Front) talks with local residents during visit to high-rise residential buildings, which used to be a shanty community in Beilin District in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Jan. 25, 2010. Hu concluded a three-day tour to the quake-hit Shaanxi Province on Tuesday, calling for more efforts to beef up reconstruction with high quality. [Xinhua]
He said the rebuilding should comply with long-term development, and should be environmental-friendly and be able to shield against earthquake and natural disaster.
During his visit to a local auto plant and an electrical facilities producer, Hu asked enterprises to enhance innovation and sharpen their competitiveness.
As he inspected an aerospace research institute, Hu said the aerospace industry is of strategic importance and plays an increasingly important role in the competition of national strength.
He encouraged researchers to contribute more to human being's peaceful use of outer space.
During a visit to high-rise residential buildings, which used to be a shanty community in Beilin District in Xi'an, Hu ordered local authorities to step up transformation of of shanty towns to provide more new homes for needy residents.
Hu also urged upgrading industrial structure and reducing energy consumption and pollution to protect the environment amid efforts to strike a balance between maintaining a stable and relatively fast economic growth and transforming the growth mode.
He also urged boosting innovation capability and expanding public services to improve people's livelihood.
During his visit to the Ningqiang County, Hu said the government will continue to help farmers to enhance agricultural production and raise their income.