Date
12 December 2017

Trillions of yuan destined for rural infrastructure, paper says

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said the total value of agriculture and infrastructure projects being planned for rural areas could amount to “several trillion yuan”, People’s Daily reported Wednesday, citing Gao Juncai, director general of NDRC’s department of regional economy. Various ministries will fund these projects, which include installing drinking water systems and irrigation facilities. Gao said collaboration between the central government and local authorities will be key to the projects’ success. Meanwhile, the NDRC said it has set a target to relocate 2.6 million households from rural huts this year, the report said.

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