China News Service, Nanjing, July 27 (Reporter Shen Ran Ge Yong) "The water of the Qinhuai River has risen to the alert level, but there are restaurants and bars in the "belly" of the river bank." A few days ago, once the relevant report was issued, it attracted the attention of all sectors of society. On the morning of the 27th, the reporter came to the place where the incident occurred and found that after the district committee, district government, and the Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision intervened to handle the investigation, the illegal restaurant involved had been emptied overnight.

Large muck trucks and excavators are transporting construction waste away and filling the river embankment to restore its original state. Photo by Ge Yong

  Recently, some media reported that “the illegally constructed restaurant on the back of the Yangjiaxu section of the Qinhuai River in Jiangning District of Nanjing”. During the flood season, the hollowed out and illegally constructed buildings inside the embankment may cause hidden dangers to the safety of the embankment. Previously, local media reported that when the embankment was completed in 2014, these bars and restaurants were planned and constructed at the same time. Even in the few years of operation, people still questioned that they did not comply with relevant water conservancy facilities safety regulations.

According to local reports in Nanjing, when the embankment was completed in 2014, bars and restaurants were already planned for construction. Photo by Ge Yong

  On July 26, Jiangning District of Nanjing City issued a notice through the official WeChat account, saying that it attached great importance to the matter and immediately investigated and dealt with it. Relevant illegal buildings will be demolished in strict accordance with the "Regulations of the People's Republic of China on River Management" and other relevant regulations, and in accordance with the requirements of flood prevention and safety work. At the same time, the Jiangning District Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision has been involved in the investigation and will seriously pursue the relevant persons responsible in accordance with discipline and law.

With the intervention of the local government and the Commission for Discipline Inspection and Supervision, overnight, restaurants and bars built in violation of regulations were razed to the ground. Photo by Ge Yong

  On the morning of the 27th, the reporter found a section of the embankment of the Yangjiawei section of the Qinhuai River according to the Baidu map and found that although the water level of the Qinhuai River has dropped recently, the water trail is still under the river, and there is a cordon around the trail to prohibit people from approaching. .

On the electronic map APP, you can also see the location of the previously illegally built restaurant under the river bank. Network screenshot taken

  The inside of the embankment, which is only a few steps away from the water of the Qinhuai River, has been surrounded by green fences, and the inside cannot be seen from the outside. However, from the map, you can still search for the names of several restaurants and bars on the river embankment, and even one was rated as "the best cafe nearby."

  The reporter walked through the green fence and found that it was full of construction waste, covered with plastic sheeting, and there were still large muck trucks and excavators shuttled around. The illegal restaurants and bars reported a few days ago had all been destroyed. Shovel,

  Chang Min, a staff member of Nanjing Jiangning Urban Construction Group Co., Ltd., told reporters that after the incident received media attention, the competent authority immediately organized experts to conduct a demonstration. Since yesterday, the group has conducted a review of the original building based on the plan demonstrated by the experts. The objects shall be demolished, backfilled and restored. (Finish)