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Ningbo Government's Work Concerning the Well Being of the People in 2013
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News released by Ningbo Municipal Government

Spokesmen: Zhu Da, Vice Secretary-general of Ningbo Municipal Government, Director of Emergency Office, Spokesman of Ningbo Municipal Government

Yan Weiguo, Vice Director of General Office of Ningbo Municipal Government

Pan Qifeng, Vice Director of Ningbo Municipal Development and Reform Commission

I, About the municipal government's implement of the projects concerning people's well being.

This year, Ningbo Municipal Government attaches great attention to the work of the people's livelihood. Following the principles set by the party at the 3rd Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, the government launches a campaign to carry out the program of the education of the party's mass line. Taking the work of the people's livelihood as the start point and target, Ningbo Municipal Government held an executive meeting and a mobilizing meeting for the implement of the projects concerning people's welfare. All the cities and districts of the city of Ningbo have takes effective measures to overcome difficulties for the implement of the projects. As a result, all the targets and tasks set early this year will be fulfilled this year. The government's work concerning people's welfare this year has the following features.

1, The highlights of the projects of people's livelihood

To make the policy decision of the work more scientific and democratic, around the beginning this year, Ningbo Municipal Government started the planning of the projects. In the process, the government encourage more participation by the people and by means of media, the press and informal meetings, the government collected suggestions of the public, and on the base of thorough researches, and for the interests of the people, the government picked up 41 projects concerning people's welfare, which involve traffic, comprehensive environment improvement, housing, social security, service for the old and the young, public culture and sports, food and drug safety, and others. All these projects concern people's livelihood and fit for the social and economic development and the public benefit of the people and quite a few of them are much concerned by the people. Take the public bike rental project as an example. The people had expected to have the public bike rental service for a long time and with the implement of the program in Hangzhou and other cities, the people of Ningbo wanted to have the service as soon as possible. As soon as the plan for the public bike rental service was released, it became much concerned by the people. The people appreciated the project as soon as it was put into operation. Another example is the "dead-end roads" project. In 2011 Ningbo Municipal Government decided to put through all the 59 dead-end roads in the central urban areas for the project was of great significance for the improvement of the traffic in the urban area. This year is the third year after the "dead-end roads" started, and the difficulty this year is greater than the past two years for it concerns whether the three-year target could be fulfilled or not. Another example is the liquid gas station for taxi project. With the increase of the petrol-gas taxies, the issue became more and more important. This year, the newly built liquid gas stations relaxed the problem at some degree and the project is much welcomed by the taxi drivers.

2, Innovative measures.

In the process for the implement of the projects, Ningbo Municipal Government continues to adopt the efficient measures specifies the details of the projects and implements the milestone assessment system for the projects. With the special and regular inspections, the government tightens the supervision of the projects. And with the two notices in Ningbo Daily, the government invited the supervision of the people. In addition, the government has made innovations as follows. 1, The government held a mobilizing meeting for the arrangement of the projects. At the meeting, the government officials met with the authorities of all cities and departments to make arrangements for the projects. 2, Implement of the responsibility system. The major leaders of the municipal departments, counties, cities and districts were appointed the first persons responsible for the projects concerned so that all the projects are in the charge of the chiefs of the government. 3, 15 supervisors are elected so supervise the implement of the projects. These supervisors are deputies of Ningbo Municipal People's Congress, members of the municipal committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultation Conference, reporters, common residents and department officials. In the year, the supervisors fulfill their duties by open and secret ways to make whole-process supervision of the project and they have made many good suggestions. 4, Ningbo started the experiment of the assessment of the implement of the projects. From this year on, Ningbo Municipal Government started to assess the annual implement of the projects by related departments. The auditing department started the pilot program to audit the housing projects. The government is planning to start the "review program" for the projects, to assess the social results of the projects that have been completed. 5, The government ensures the core element support for the projects to give the projects favorable policy support in finance, land and so on.

3. Achievements of the projects.

In the process for the implement of the projects, Ningbo Municipal Government overcame many difficulties and made notable achievements. These achievements are hard won. 1, This year, the city suffered from the drought in the summer and floods in the autumn, which affected some projects concerning the welfare of the people. To make up the losses by the disastrous weather, the related departments adjusted schedule and ensured the complete of the tasks. 2, All related departments worked in cooperation for the projects. Take the public bike rental project and the liquid gas station for taxi project as an example. The departments of urban planning, public security, land, housing and power supply all cooperated with one with another to solve the problems, ensure the support of core elements, optimize approve procedure and speed up the projects. 3, The good results of the projects. The dead-end roads project and the public bike rental project have improved the traffic in the central urban area. The project of no highly polluting fuel areas and the project to improvement of village and back streets have resulted in the improvement of the look of the urban and rural areas. The old and the young are better cared and the facilities for the care of the aged are much improved. Over 50% children are receiving the generally benefiting preschool education. The environment is much improved.

II. The progress for the planning of the projects concerning the welfare of the people in 2014.

As early as in October, related departments started the planning of the projects concerning the welfare of the people in 2014. By means of the press, questionnaires and informal meetings, the government is collecting suggestions from the public. With careful studies of the suggestions, the government has had discussed on the plan in the executive meeting of the government and the standing party committee and will submit the plan to the 4th plenary of the 14th People's Congress of Ningbo.

The general principle in Ningbo government's work concerning the well being of the people in 2014 is to follow the principles set in the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, the 3rd Plenary Session of the 18th CPC Central Committee, and the meetings of the central government, Zhejiang provincial government, and Ningbo municipal government. With a view of "people foremost", the projects are aimed to promote the reform in social undertakings, solve the problems of the people in production and living, further improve people's livelihoods, speed up improving the quality of the people life and construct a harmonious society. The principle for the schedule is to do the best and to work according to our financial capabilities. The city will concentrate on those projects that directly concern the interests of the people.

Ningbo government's work concerning the well being of the people in 2014 involve traffic, public services, people's living environment and flood control and so on. At present, the government is making the plan and it welcomes the advice of all social circles.

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