|Foreword of reconstruction|
As of March 2011, a total of 29,692 projects were undertaken according to the General Plan on Post-Wenchuan Earthquake Reconstruction; and 92.4 percent of them have been completed. Investment consumed for the purpose totaled 787.1 billion Yuan, accounting for 90.9 percent of budgeted sum (865.8 billion Yuan).
Within one year, damaged housing of 3.5 million households were rebuilt; in one and a half years, some 1.5 million rural houses were built; and in two years, 260,000 urban houses were rebuilt in the main; some 96.2 percent of 3,002 school buildings were completed. Of the 1,362 medical and recuperation institutions, 90.4 percent were built in the main. Of the 4,847.8 kilometers of trunk highways that have to be rebuilt, 93.7 have been built; 1,222 damaged reservoirs were solidified; of the 2,440 damaged factories, 99.5 percent resumed production. Progress was made in improving the eco-environment and satisfactory results have been achieved. The restoration and reconstruction are to be completed entirely before the end of September 2011. People here will enjoy a better life when compared to the life they used to enjoy before the quake hit.