Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao visited Wuzhou in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Sunday, a city ravaged by its worst case of floods in a hundred years last month.
Wen first visited soldiers working to reinforce a major dike and thanked them for their rescue and salvage efforts.
During his visits to local residents and farmers whose homes and crops were damaged by the floods, Wen told local officials to ensure the continued supply of food, clothing and clean water to them.
Massive floods following heavy rains hit 26 towns in the city over the last month, affecting more than 1.27 million people and causing heavy economic losses estimated at tens of millions of US dollars.
(Xinhua News Agency July 4, 2005)