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Guizhou releases 2020 government work report

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: 2021-02-24 Print

Southwest China's Guizhou province recently released its government work report, which looks back on the province's achievements in 2020 and the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-20), and lays out plans for the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25) and the long-term goals for 2035.

During the past five years, all of the 9.23 million impoverished population, 66 poverty-stricken counties and 9,000 poor villages in Guizhou shook off poverty.

In 2020, Guizhou's GDP reached 1.78 trillion yuan ($275.51 billion), expressways reached a total mileage of 7,607 kilometers, and high-speed railways exceeded 1,527 km in full length. The annual throughput capacity of civil aviation passengers was 30 million people.

Guizhou also enhanced opening-up, optimized government affairs services, promoted the construction of the national ecological civilization pilot area, and invested 1.8 trillion yuan in improving people's livelihoods.

During the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), Guizhou aims to achieve average annual GDP growth of 7 percent, narrow the income gap between rural and urban residents and raise the urbanization rate of the permanent resident population to around 58 percent. Guizhou also plans to increase the contribution of the manufacturing industry, digital economy and green economy to the province's GDP.

In 2021, Guizhou will further rural revitalization, upgrade featured industries, improve the comprehensive capacity of urban areas, develop its modern service industry, expand investment and consumption scale, enhance innovation of opening-up, prevent environmental pollution, guarantee social safety, and continue improving people's livelihoods.

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