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Xinhua | Updated:2017-02-11 17:34BEIJING – China plans to relocate 3.4 million people from poverty-stricken communities to more developed areas this year as part of its poverty reduction drive, according to government sources.
The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the countrys economic planner, said 2.49 million people living in poverty had been relocated in 2016, meeting the target for the year.
By the end of 2016, there were relocation projects in 22 provinces, which include housing, infrastructure and public services, Yang Qian, an official with the NDRC said.
Local authorities are also exploring supportive industries, employment and social security for the relocated people.
China has vowed to lift all of its poor out of poverty by 2020. Alleviating poverty through relocation is one aspect of the strategy.
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