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Vice-premier visits poverty-stricken areas of Gansu

Updated: Mar 29,2015 10:52 AM     english.gov.cn

Vice-Premier Wang Yang asked for more efforts to be done in implementing poverty alleviation goals and exploring new approaches to achieve prosperity when he investigated the poverty situation in Gansu province during March 26-28.

Wang said that poverty alleviation and development is the toughest task of China’s goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects by 2020.

“We would never let the poverty-stricken areas and people fall behind during the process,” he said.

In fact, Wang is no stranger to the Bonan-Dongxiang-Salar autonomous county of Jishishan in Gansu province; he had previously visited three villages of the county two years ago.

The vice-premier’s visit this time was focused on the details of the poverty-relief work there over the past two years by revisiting the poverty-stricken households and conducting questionnaire surveys.

He talked with grass-root cadres to listen to their suggestions on promoting development and discuss poverty-alleviation measures.

Wang’s visit also brought him to other poverty-stricken counties in Gansu province including Linxia, Guanghe, and Lintao, to investigate the poverty alleviation work there.

Wang spoke highly of the poverty relief work in Gansu province and said that concrete efforts have been done in implementing targeted poverty alleviation.

He said the registration of poverty-affected households has laid a solid foundation for the following poverty alleviation work.

However, the vice-premier also said that accuracy should be further boosted to ensure target poverty-relief reaches the right people, projects and offer help in the right way.

He suggested more efforts in improving relevant mechanisms and pooling efforts to solve the prominent problems faced by poverty-stricken residents.

Different areas should study their individual realities and seek for innovative ways to alleviating poverty, Wang said.

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