The reporter learned recently from the Beilun District Development and Reform Bureau, the livable urban area construction (including livelihood projects) projects approved this year include the five parts, i.e. ecological environment beautifying, urban function optimization, public service upgrading, civilization quality improvement and public security safeguard, for each of which includes 10 livelihood projects, totaling 50 projects, i.e. “5×10 livelihood projects” with the total investment of about RMB8.82bn.
Beilun District boasts prominent harbor advantages and agglomeration of industrial enterprises. With the advancement of enterprise equipment and technology and continuous technical transformation, its environmental quality is obviously improved. This year, this district will continue to drive ultralow emission transformation of Beilun Power Plant 1# and 2# generator units, environment improvement and upgrading of Ningbo Steel, incineration disposal project (Phase III) of Beilun Environmental Protection Solid Waste Disposal Co., Ltd. and complete upgrading and reconstruction works of Xinzhou Sewage Plant. Meanwhile, it will control the volatile organic compounds from Zhejiang Yisheng Petrochemical Co., Ltd. and Taihua Plastic (Ningbo) Co., Ltd., striving to reach domestic leading level in terms of source reduction, process control, end control and environmental management.
Among the livelihood projects, ecological environment beautifying is a highlight currently and in the future. This year, this district will drive the construction of national ecological civilization construction demonstration district and national ecological civilization demonstration township and town, continue to crease beautiful village tourist lines, and deepen the beautiful village construction in the Shangyan area, Zishi area and west Xiaogang area and the areas along the village roads.
Building a quality city depends on constant optimization of urban area function. The connecting line of Chuanshan-Ningbo Port leading to the Meishan Bonded Port Area, widening of Guoju Interchange -Beiti Interchange Section and the Yuwang-Chenhua Section of G329 will facilitate formation of a transportation network extending in all directions. The projects such as Chunxiao Ecological and Leisure Park, the Slow System (Phase I) of New Coastal City, and the Great Beach (Phase I) will further improve the leisure and tourist facilities and conditions in Beilun; there will be 39 bike renting points and new 1,165 bikes to further optimize the supporting service of public transportation.
This year, this district will also continue to drive layout and optimization of educational facilities and advance a range of school construction projects in an orderly manner. Construction, expansion and reconstruction of Taihe Middle School, Lingshan Middle School, Minshan Middle School, Ningbo (Beilun) Public Practical Training Center and Yangshashan School will be accelerated to make up the deficiency of educational resources. The construction of Zongrui Hospital, Xiaogang Hospital, Gaotang Community Health Service Center and Guoju Community Health Service Center will further solve the problems of seeing the doctor and treatment in the neighborhood.
If we want to take over the talent highland, it is necessary to create an atmosphere where the talents are protected and introduced. This year, Beilun District strives to increase 18,000 talents in all kinds, thus the total number of talents in this district will exceed 232,000, with the ratio of doctors and masters increasing by over 10%. After driving the “three gold’s project” for talent development, it will cultivate and introduce 100 educational talents and introduce, recruit and culture 130 medical talents. Meanwhile, it will actively implement the employment work of graduates, striving to realize over 95% of the first employment of local graduates and 100% of employment of graduates from families with financial difficulties; carry out undergraduate introduction work, introducing 8,000 intern students; and set up a platform to hold 20 special recruit activities in this year.
The cultural construction is driven further. This year, Beilun will hold a variety of culture benefiting activities, planning to provide 380 operas, 900 movies and 15,000 books to the countryside; it will actively organize cultural exchange activities, planning to give 15 cultural exchange activities between counties, cities and subdistricts; continue to carry out branded cultural activities, planning to give 120 district and subdistrict-level Haixiang stage performances, 12 Jiufeng forums, 20 activities themed “I Grow up with the Port Museum”, so to as enrich the masses’ spiritual and cultural life. Livelihood is critical and a trivia embodies true feelings. The implementation of livelihood projects will further enhance the happiness and sense of gain of the citizens throughout the district, so as to build a more improved livelihood guarantee system.