SHANGHAI TIGHTENS BUILDING RULES

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(0113 CR M14)SHANGHAI TIGHTENS BUILDING RULES DATELINE: Jan. 13, 2011 LENGTH: 00:01:20 VOSOT Shanghai's government has issued new rules to tighten the supervision of construction - after a tragedy last year which costs dozens of people their lives. The move comes after a fatal high-rise fire took 58 lives two months ago. The regulation covers eight areas: including construction processes, risk control, contractor market management and government supervision. It also regulates the management of construction workers. SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) HUANG RONG, CONSTRUCTION & TRANSPORT OFFICIAL: "If the project violates the regulation, we will not only punish the company but also the project manager and business entity." Experts say the new rules will play a leading role in supervising building construction. Shanghai launched a safety probe after the recent deadly blaze. It found a lack of supervision of renovation projects, insufficient budgets for construction safety management, illegal Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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