Shandong to further development of old revolutionary areas

(| Updated : 2021-03-09

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Shandong province in East China will ramp up efforts to boost the development of old revolutionary base areas during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), local officials announced during a recent news conference held by the Information Office of Shandong Provincial People's Government.

The Yimeng Mountains region is an old revolutionary base in Shandong province that has witnessed the valiant deeds of Party leaders and heroic soldiers during the liberation of the Chinese. The region includes 18 counties (county-level cities or districts) in Linyi, Zibo, Weifang, Jining, Tai'an, and Rizhao.


The first train to operate on the Southern Shandong High-speed Railway (the Rizhao-Qufu section) makes its maiden passenger trip on Nov 26, 2020. [Photo/]

According to Shandong authorities, more targeted measures and policies will be launched in the coming five years to provide a better life to people in the Yimeng Mountains old revolutionary areas.

Under the leadership of the Shandong Provincial Development and Reform Commission, government departments at provincial and municipal levels will formulate guidelines to support the revitalization and development of the Yimeng Mountains old revolutionary base area.


The Yimeng Mountains region is an old revolutionary base in East China's Shandong province. [Photo/IC]

Shandong will continue to promote poverty alleviation and rural revitalization to help people in this area who have risen out of poverty to achieve prosperity.

It will support the development of a number of industrial transformation demonstration parks, speed up the development of county seats and county economies, and strengthen the real economy in the area.

Measures will be taken to support the development of intensive processing of farm products. Shandong will invest more funds raised through special bonds to support modern agricultural facilities, public service projects, and the improvement of living environments to promote steady improvements in rural living and working conditions in the old revolutionary base area.

By 2025, the old revolutionary base area will reach higher levels of rural vitalization and attain a new form of urbanization, said local officials.