Premier meets fam­i­lies in need

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WeC hat,” C hen said.

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.

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