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ITL Park makes progress in poverty alleviation

(chinadaily.com.cn)

Updated: 2018-09-26

Xi'an International Trade and Logistics (ITL) Park strengthened policies designed to reduce poverty at the beginning of summer this year.

There are a total of 133 people in 76 poverty-stricken households, 33 villages and two sub-districts in ITL Park.

Xinzhu sub-district has 15 poverty-stricken villages and 40 poverty-stricken households consisting of 76 people, while Xinhe sub-district has 18 poverty-stricken villages and 36 poverty-stricken households consisting of 57 people.

In order to improve industry, ITL Park has invested a total of 4.01 million yuan ($584,275.56) into the construction of a photovoltaic power generation project capable of producing 535 kilowatts of power. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of September this year.

In order to reduce unemployment, ITL Park has provided jobs for 23 out of th park's 26 poor laborers.

The park has also improved health care and implemented a one-stop settlement policy at designated hospitals. Currently, all new rural cooperatives are engaging with the poor population, the coverage rate of major illness insurance and the signing rate of family doctors have both reached 100 percent, and the one-stop settlement policy has helped settle all cases which have been brought forward.

In order to improve education, ITL Park has established files which will aid 11 poverty-stricken households with 15 students. There have been no dropouts among primary and secondary school students.

ITL Park has established various subsidies to help the park's 39 disabled people living in poverty-stricken households.

In addition, ITL Park is also undertaking counterpart assistance work for ten villages with more than 100 poor households in Wuyuan town, Lantian county.

At present, there are 25 village cadres working with poverty-stricken households in Wuyuan town.

In early June, ITL Park organized counterpart research activities between Xi'an No 64 Middle School and Bayuan Town Middle School in Lantian county. It also donated agricultural machinery, garbage trucks, medical equipment, bookcases, books, and school supplies, and invited representatives of Bayuan town to visit ITL Park.

ITL Park has implemented 21 poverty alleviation projects, including breeding, infrastructure, and photovoltaic power projects, to increase the income of Wuyuan residents.

In the future, ITL Park will continue to implement policies to improve employment, health, and education.

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