from Xinhua Online
Ensuring adequate food and clothing for the poor population and improving infrastructure in the poverty-stricken villages are among the priorities of China's poverty-relief work in the 11th Five-Year Plan period (2006-2010).
Other major aspects are improving the sanitary conditions for livestock and humans, improving medical conditions and carrying out universal nine-year compulsory education, according to an executive meeting of the State Council held Tuesday.
The meeting, chaired by Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, spelled out key tasks of poverty-relief work in the coming five years.
While providing subsidies and aid to the disabled people, according to the meeting, efforts should be made to help the poor people develop their work capability, improve the infrastructure in poverty-stricken areas, nurture profitable businesses and mobilize the whole society to contribute to the poverty relief efforts.
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