Liangshan included in recreation destinations for Ningbo workers
The federations of trade unions from Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province and Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture in Southwest China's Sichuan province ink a series of cooperation agreements on Sept 17. [Photo/cnnb.com.cn]
Liangshan Yi autonomous prefecture in Southwest China's Sichuan province has been designated a recreation destination for workers from Ningbo, East China's Zhejiang province.
The move comes as part of a series of cooperation agreements reached by the federations of trade unions from the two places on Sept 17.
Ningbo will select several locations in Liangshan to become recreation bases for workers from the city.
Trade unions from the city will be encouraged to purchase agricultural products from Liangshan as employee benefits in an effort to bolster rural vitalization in the Sichuan prefecture.
The Ningbo Federation of Trade unions will also offer a string of employment services for migrant workers from Lianghsan.
A fund of up to 500,000 yuan ($76,923) will be allocated annually to support Liangshan's efforts and offer bonuses to cadres sent from Ningbo to the Sichuan prefecture.
In April, Ningbo was paired with Liangshan under the east-west poverty relief program by the central government, which sees more prosperous provinces and municipalities in East China lend support to underdeveloped regions in the country.
Ningbo has been assigned to lend support to 11 counties in Liangshan and plans to implement 180 projects this year to help the underdeveloped prefecture achieve economic growth, local authorities said.