Priority should be given to restoring the basic living conditions and infrastructure and make sure people in the quake-hit area live in permanent homes as soon as possible, he said.
He also encouraged people in the quake-hit area to rely on their own efforts and work hard to live a better life.
A ceremony marking the one-year anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake is held in Yingxiu Town of Wenchuan County, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 12, 2009. Chinese President Hu Jintao and Vice Premier Li Keqiang attended the ceremony. [Xinhua] More photos
Efforts should be made to monitor and supervise the use of the quake-relief and reconstruction funds and goods and ensure the quality of reconstruction projects, he said.
He also urged efforts to enhance the country's capacity in disaster prevention and relief and called for joint efforts from both the government and the people to upgrade the overall prevention ability against natural disasters.
A man plays a trumpet at the beginning of the ceremony to mark the first anniversary of May 12 Earthquake in Yingxiu Township of Wenchuan County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, May 12, 2009. [Xinhua] More photos
Hu called for stepped-up efforts to enhance international communication and cooperation in the areas of disaster reduction, prevention, and international humanitarian aid.