Ningbo unveils five-year plan for public services

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  January 6, 2022 L M S


A view of Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/Ningbo Evening News]

Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang province recently unveiled a five-year plan to improve its public services.

According to the plan, the city will ramp up care services for children by promoting parenting knowledge among parents and increasing the availability of infant nursing facilities for local residents.

Efforts will also be made to facilitate the balanced development of basic education and develop first-class higher education.

Ningbo aims to have more than 10 undergraduate colleges and over 26 higher education institutions as well as increase the number of college students and graduate students studying in the city to 200,000 and 25,000 respectively by 2025.

In addition, the local government will sustain efforts to bolster employment and entrepreneurship. Authorities have set the goal of cultivating 780,000 high-skilled workers and offering vocational training for over one million people by 2025.

The city will also include eight million people in the city's basic medical insurance system and 6.2 million people in the city's old-age insurance system.

Cultural, tourism, and sports facilities will be made more accessible to residents as well.

By 2025, public cultural facilities for every 10,000 people in Ningbo is expected to span 4,565 square meters, while the per capita collection of public libraries will stand at 1.5 books.

The government will also ensure that there is a gym within 10 minutes's walk from every person residing in populated urban areas.

Efforts are set to be made to increase the supply of government-subsidized housing and push ahead with the renovation of old residential communities.