China to lift 24m people out of poverty in 5 yrs
Updated: 2006-04-18 15:26
China plans to accomplish two poverty reduction targets during the 11th
Five-Year Plan period (2006-10): securing adequate food and clothing for 23.65
million people and completing poverty relief programs for 148,000 villages.
Liu Jian, head of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty
Alleviation and Development, released the information at the 2nd session of the
fifth China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) council, April 16 in
In 2006 the CFPA would launch a series of poverty cut activities across
China, build stronger volunteer organizations and village archives, and award
those with distinguished poverty reduction efforts, Liu said.
In 2005, the CFPA totally raised 182 million yuan worth of funds and
materials and put in 165 million yuan in relief programs, which directly
benefited 493,300 poverty-stricken people.