The fault line left by the earthquake is a reminder of the fury and force of nature. But within just three years, survivors, backed by their country and its people, have restored their lives.By the end of April 2010, over 90% of the allocated budget had been successfully invested into restoring Wenchuan.
On June 11th, 2008, one month after the earthquake, the State Council formally adopted its General Plan for restoration work in Wenchuan. The central government requested each province to provide aid according to their economic strength and the losses suffered by the receiving county.
“So long as you are alive and able-bodied… you can overcome any difficulty under the heavens” That’s a slogan posted at the entrance to Zaoshuba Village, Qingchuan County in Sichuan Province. Another one reads “Use your strength and sweat your sweat—you can take care of yourself.” These words reflect the determination of villagers here to persevere after the earthquake.
3742 children died in the Wenchuan Earthquake. How could tens of thousands of family members recover from this loss? Around six months after the earthquake, the Birth Planning Committee of China submitted a proposal concerning the welfare of the families who lost their children in the earthquake. They received a prompt reply.