Premier meets families in need
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A group of villagers sat with the premier and discussed their lives — why it’s still inconvenient for schooling, jobs and even groceries. Some poverty- stricken families, such as Cai’s, will be relocated to a residential complex in a nearby town in September, and others will move next June.
Each family pays 10,000 yuan to get an apartment in the relocation project. Meanwhile, a sightseeing site is being built to increase employment opportunities while local government is helping villagers produce agricultural goods such as honey to expand income channels.
These are some beneficiaries of the countr y ’s poverty relief campaign. Last year, about 48 percent of 3.16 million people living under the pover ty line were lif ted above in Shaanxi, with 1.2 billion yuan from the provincial government and 3.4 billion yuan allocated by the central government. Among them, 600,000 people were relocated from far- flung areas to more developed ones.
“I hope you will find good jobs after moving to new homes in the town and lead a pleasant life,” Li said. “This place will be better as it may be developed as a tourism destination.”
Li also visited entrepreneurship and innovation parks in Yangling, an agricultural high- tech hub neighboring Baoji.