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Blueprint of five-year plan charts key development projects

By Zhou Lanxu and Ouyang Shijia | | Updated: 2021-03-05 13:42
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The draft of China's 14th Five-Year Plan (2021-25) has mapped a number of major projects for the country, with development stability and improving people's living conditions as the focus, said a top official on Friday.

According to the draft plan, China will carry out major projects to defend long-term stability and address bottleneck problems regarding the safety of energy, food, supply chain and industrial chain, said He Lifeng, minister of the National Development and Reform Commission.

Key projects to drive the country's future development will be carried out in areas such as quantum information and interstellar detection, He said at a news conference during the two sessions on Friday.

The country will also advance and embark on world-class infrastructure projects as well as plans to improve living conditions, such as revamping old urban communities, improving elderly and child care, and other public services to support the new urbanization strategy, He said.

The draft has set 20 main targets for the new five-year period regarding economic development, innovation, people's living, green development and safety, reflecting requirements of the new development philosophy, He said.

The targets were formulated based on actual conditions, have taken uncertainties into consideration, and can be realized via necessary efforts, He said.

"Through the implementation of the 14th Five-Year Plan, we are confident and determined that the country's economic and social development will enter a new stage by 2025 and create a better foundation for the country to basically achieve socialist modernization by 2035," He said.

According to him, the draft plan has been submitted to the two sessions for review and discussion and will be modified accordingly before taking effect.

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