China's top economic planning agency, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), announced on Tuesday a quake reconstruction plan that aims to raise industrial development above pre-quake levels.
It would take three years to restore agricultural, industrial, tourism and cultural production and optimize local industrial structures, the NDRC said.
It said reconstruction should carry out the scientific concept of development, be people-oriented and eco-friendly and support the growth of local competitive industries.
It directed planners to consider the bearing capacity of the environment and resources and the gap between reconstruction goals and the pre-quake industrial foundation.
The plan was composed of eight parts including pre-quake descriptions and damage, guiding ideology, basic principles and reconstruction goals, productivity distribution and orientation, key points of structural adjustment, financing issues and relevant policies.
It was worked out jointly by the NDRC, the ministries of industry and information technology, agriculture, and culture and the National Tourism Administration. The provincial governments of quake-stricken Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi also took part in the drafting of the plan.
(Xinhua News Agency November 5, 2008)