(chinadaily.com.cn )| Updated : 2018-10-16Print Print
Jining's Yanzhou district is located in the southwest of East China's Shandong province. It has four sub-district offices in six towns with an area of 535 square kilometers and a population of 549,000.
Yanzhou has a long history boasting Jiuzhou, Dayu and Buddhism cultures. It is an important transportation hub of the nation with railways and dozens of arterial highways crossing it, such as Beijing-Shanghai railway, Yanzhou-Baijiu railway, Rizhao-Lankao expressway and No 327 national highway. It has rich natural resources with a coal reserve of more than 20 billion tons and a proven iron ore reserve of 1 billion tons.
Yanzhou has been rated as a National Advanced City for Scientific and Technological Progress, National Modern Agricultural Demonstration City, National Model Double-support City, National Advanced Cultural City, National Model Green City, etc.
Its gross regional product exceeded 70 billion yuan ($10 billion) in 2017, an increase of 6.9 percent; the general public budget revenue reached 4.44 billion yuan, of which tax revenue was 3.16 billion yuan, up 2.1 percentage points to 71.1 percent; fixed asset investment grew by 5.5 percent, reaching 34.96 billion yuan; per capita disposable income of urban residents reached 35,808 yuan, up by 8.1 percent, and per capita disposable income of rural residents reached 16,403 yuan, up by nine percent; its comprehensive strength ranks the 68th place among the "Top 100 National Districts".
Remarkable results have been achieved in investment promotion and project construction, with 66 newly-signed projects worth over 100 million yuan and 77 newly-commenced projects worth more than 50 million yuan.
Yanzhou strives to fight for ecological and environmental protection and push for the river governor system. It has upgraded coal-fired units with ultra-low emissions, and eliminated unqualified enterprises and small coal-fired boilers. The number of days with good air quality increased by 25 days compared to the previous year, reaching 208 days.
Achievements have been made in the construction of small towns and beautiful villages. Yandian town has been listed as "the key small town in Jining", and Xinyi town has been rated as a city-level demonstration area of beautiful villages. The number of the demonstration areas in Yanzhou district stands at four, the most in the city.
It has been actively promoting the building of "National Forest City" with the urban green coverage rate increasing by 7.3 percentage points to 41.42 percent and the forest coverage rate of the whole district has risen by 0.83 percentage points to 29.73 percent.
Progress has been made in people's livelihood.
Expenditure on people's livelihood within fiscal budget is 4.08 billion yuan, accounting for 80.5 percent of the total. 7,951 people were employed and reemployed, and the urban registered unemployment rate stood within two percent.