Olympics service to be new measurement for central SOE performance

2008-03-20 14:44:09 Xinhua English

BEIJING, March 20 (Xinhua)-- Olympics service was added to criterion rating China's state-owned enterprises (SOE) performance to impress the world with a better China with improved infrastructure and service.

The State enterprise watchdog urged 14 central SOEs, wholly in the power, telecom, aviation and tourism sectors, to provide reliable services for the Olympics, and ensure working safety during the Games.

As the backbone of the national economy, central SOEs should play a special role during this period, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission (SASAC) chairman Li Rongrong noted on Thursday.

He said the commission will send inspection groups to those companies, allying with ministries concerned to step up scrutiny on their performances.

He asked the companies to work out emergency plans in a bid to better deal with contingencies during the Games.