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Premier Li Keqiang promoting new urbanization

Updated: Aug 18,2016 7:18 AM

In his government work report this year, Premier Li Keqiang said that urbanization is an inevitable path toward modernization, and the largest source of domestic demand and driving force of growth. New urbanization, emphasized by the Premier on many occasions, is a people-oriented process.

Waterlogging reveals weaknesses in urban development and construction of underground drainage channels should be accelerated.

-- During his inspection of flood control in Yueyang, Hunan province, on July 5

We are lagging behind in exploration of underground space compared with developed nations. As the foundation of cities, underground space is a huge potential resource for urban developers.

-- During an inspection of underground pipeline construction on May 24 in Wuhan, Hubei province

We should promote coordinated development of new urbanization and modern agriculture, allowing more farmers to move to and live in cities and creating more ways to increase their incomes. Meanwhile, various-scale operations should be encouraged to raise farming productivity and product competitiveness.

-- Speaking to domestic and foreign press during the 4th session of the 12th National People’s Congress on March 16

It may be hard to leave your hometown, but a better life will set root in new homes after relocation.

-- Talking to villagers who will be relocated from hardship during his inspection of Xiji county in Guyuan, Ningxia Hui autonomous region on Feb 1

The residence permit system should be overhauled to cover all permanent residents without hukou, which will power the process of new urbanization. A residence permit should have corresponding public services.

-- Charing an executive meeting of the State Council on Jan 22

I understand the hardship of residents here because I had grown up in a shanty house myself. The government would make efforts to build new apartments for you.

-- During his inspection of shanty houses in Xiaobeiguan community on Jan 4 in Taiyuan, Shanxi province