Re­source projects to ben­e­fit the poor

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

China’s cab­i­net re­leased a plan on Tues­day that will en­able the poor to share earn­ings from lo­cal hy­dropower plants and min­ing projects. To pi­lot the re­form, the govern­ment will choose a max­i­mum of 20 projects in im­pov­er­ished con­tigu­ous ar­eas and coun­ties tar­geted in the coun­try’s poverty alle­vi­a­tion pro­gram, ac­cord­ing to the State Coun­cil. Lo­cal ru­ral res­i­dents will be able to ac­quire stakes in such projects with com­pen­sa­tion they re­ceive for land used by the projects for con­struc­tion, the plan said. The re­form will be car­ried out from late 2016 to the end of 2019, and the cho­sen projects will be­gin con­struc­tion in 2017.

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