Wednesday   November  14, 2018
Lu'an Celebrates 60th anniversary of the construction of Pishihang project
Date:2018-08-20            source: en.luan.gov.cn

On the morning of August 19, Lu'an held a grand ceremony in the hall of the administration center of Lu'an City to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the commencement of the construction of the magnificent and massive Pishihang Water Conservancy Project.

 At the ceremony, the great achievements of the project and valuable experience in the past 60 years were reviewed, and the hardship of the builders and the great contributions of the people in the old revolutionary base area were commemorated. Meanwhile, the city pledged its determination to guide local people to give full play to and inherit the great spirit of the old generation in the construction of the project, push forward the revitalization of the city with green development and build Lu'an into a happy city in the new march of development.

Sun Yunfei, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Anhui Provincial Committee and Party secretary of Lu'an City, Wang Hao and Zhang Jianyun, both CAE academicians, Gu Hao, former director-general of the general office of the Ministry of Water Resources, and leaders of relevant provincial departments, as well as Lu'an municipal leaders Ye Luzhong, Wang Sheng, Fu Xin'an, Chen Jiaben, leaders from Xinyang, Hefei and Huainan municipal governments, leaders from some domestic water conservancy irrigation areas, and experts and scholars specially invited were present at the ceremony.

In his welcome speech at the ceremony, Sun expressed his heartfelt thanks to people from all circles of the society who have long been supportive to the water conservancy project of the city and to the development of the old revolutionary base area. He also extended his sincere respect to all workers and managers of the miraculous Pishihang project.

Sun Yunfei mentioned that 60 years ago, the people of the western Anhui responded to the Party's call and started the Pishihang project. After many years of arduous work and unremitting efforts, the project, dubbed "heavenly river in the man's world" running across the central and western Anhui, was completed. Over the past 60 years, the Pishihang project has brought into full play its economic and ecological benefits, making the once impoverished area a land of fish and rice today.

The Party chief praised the Pishihang project a miracle in the history of water conservancy project construction after the founding of the People's Republic of China, and also a great pioneering undertaking in the socialist construction. He said the project bears the expectation of the people for a better life in the old revolutionary base area, witnesses the course of the strenuous development of the old revolutionary base area, and represents the precious spiritual wealth of Pishihang builders.

"As a valuable spiritual wealth, Pishihang project is the embodiment of the dedication of the old generation in the old revolutionary base area who sacrificed their homes for the country, which will surely motivate us to remain faithful to the Party and to the country," Sun Yunfei pointed out.

According to the Party chief, Lu'an will vigorously carry forward the spirit of Pishihang created by the old generation in constructing the project, be faithful to the Party, and resolutely take the maintenance of the core position of General Party Secretary Xi Jinping, the absolute authority and the centralized and unified leadership of the CPC Central Committee as the major political responsibilities and fundamental political tasks. The city will also quickly respond to the calls of the Party, unconditionally implement the decisions of the Party and be consistently faithful to the belief, tenets and leadership of the Party.

 "As a valuable spiritual wealth, Pishihang project is the embodiment of the sublime heroism of the old generation in the old revolutionary base area who determinedly devoted themselves to the project construction for the country, which will surely motivate us to remain responsible for the people," Sun Yunfei also pointed out.

The Party chief calls the cadres and the people of Lu'an to vigorously carry forward the spirit of Pishihang created by the old generation in constructing the project, pioneer in green revitalization, implement the new development concept conscientiously, promote the building of the six platforms for the center, the corridor, the valley, the belt, the peak and the reservoir vigorously, so as to promote effective investment, real economy development and coordinated, high-quality urban and rural construction.

"As a valuable spiritual wealth, Pishihang project is the embodiment of the lofty mindset of the old generation in the old revolutionary base area who gave themselves up for the others, which will surely motivate us to keep people first in our work," Sun Yunfei added.

The Party chief requires the cadres and the people of Lu'an to inherit the spirit of Pishihang created by the old generation in constructing the project, act as real doers in the "trend of development surges", push forward various reform initiatives, continuously manage well Pishihang project and bring its benefits into full play, so as to test if our responsibility is really focused on serving the people and if our work is showcased with the achievements of the reform.

"As a valuable spiritual wealth, Pishihang project is the embodiment of the dedication of the old generation in the old revolutionary base area who unselfishly dedicated themselves, which will surely motivate us to keep constantly our striving personality," Sun Yunfei emphasized.

The Party chief asks the cadres and masses to vigorously carry forward the spirit of Pishihang created by the old generation in constructing the project, and to be brave and hard-working in doing present hard work, do a good job in the laborious poverty alleviation, protect well the ecological environment of the mountains and rivers, build a solid "firewall" to guard against risks, take the responsibility immediately to speed up the construction of a "happy Lu'an" in the new era and constantly strive for a better life for the people in the old revolutionary base area, and in the "source area of harvest", the "road of happiness" and the "land of hope" the Pishihang project has created.

Mayor Ye Luzhong noted in his speech that responding to the great call of Chairman Mao's "we must fix the Huaihe River well" after the founding of the People's Republic of China, Lu'an people completed the great Pishihang project in 14 years starting from 1958. The project has brought tangible benefits to the people in the irrigation areas and satisfied the demand of the people there for a better life.

The unique spirit of Pishihang developed in the great project is in the same line with the spirit of the Dabie Mountains that features "faithfulness, dedication for the people in following the Party always". The spirit is the representation of the spirit of the Dabie Mountains in the period of socialist construction.

Nowadays, the spirit of Pishihang inspires the people of Lu'an to endeavor for the green revitalization, to overcome difficulties and strive hard to push the old revolutionary base area into a new era of development.

The mayor urged the whole city to vigorously carry forward the spirit of Pishihang, win the "three campaigns" centering on the goal of "poverty alleviation and catching up with the average growth rate of the province", implement the green revitalization strategy, deepen reform in key areas, and make use of targeted and comprehensive measures to promote a high-quality development of Lu'an and strive to create a new situation for making Lu'an into a happy city in the new era.