Ningbo unveils action plan to promote rural development

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated:  September 16, 2021 L M S


A village in Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/cnnb.com.cn]

Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang province recently rolled out an action plan to facilitate the development in its rural areas during the 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) period.

According to the plan, the city will strive to increase the per capita disposable income of the city's rural residents to 60,000 yuan ($9,230.7) by 2025, while ensuring low-income farmers register an average growth rate of over 10 percent in income during the five-year period.

In addition, it aims to further reduce the gaps between urban and rural areas in terms of resident income, infrastructure and public services. 

The city aims to reduce the ratio between the income of its urban and rural residents from 1.74 to less than 1.7 by 2025.

The local government has also set the goal of making all its administrative villages have an annual collective economic income of at least 500,000 yuan and an operating income of at least 200,000 yuan.

Intensified efforts will be also made to promote the city's "beautiful village" campaign, with its coverage being extended to all its administrative villages.

The plan comes as part of the latest efforts from Ningbo to be a pioneer in the provincial campaign to achieve common prosperity.

In a government document released in August, the city has also pledged to have more than 85 percent of townships under its jurisdictions have access to expressways within 15 minutes by 2025, and to place more support to enhance urban and rural integrated development.