Premier ensures residents efforts are underway to better their lives
Premier Li Keqiang called for rebuilding shantytowns to help improve local residents’ welfare and make a stable and healthy real estate market, during a visit to Shandong province on Friday.
On the third day of his inspection of the province, Li visited the shantytown along Jingshiyilu Street in Huaiyin district of the provincial capital of Jinan. The area is part of Jinan’s plan to renovate old towns this year, and more than 4,700 fami- lies will benefit from the renovation project.
Surrounded by skyscrapers, the area is crammed with shabby houses that have no access to heating or the sewer system. Shantytowns provide low-level housing in cities and efforts would be made to help residents lead new and better lives in multistoried buildings, the premier said.
Shantytown renovation, which is to remedy what historically had not be done in improving local people’s welfare, is also an important way to achieve new-type