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Mayor listens to opinions and advice on municipal government work
02.02.2018

    Shanghai Mayor Ying Yong presided over two seminars on December 27 on the upcoming first session of the 15th Shanghai People's Congress, and solicited opinions on the draft report on the work of the municipal government which would be delivered at the congress.

    Ying listened to the advice from the grassroots cadres and representatives from different provinces and cities. He said high quality public services need to be provided for citizens; the historical buildings and sites need to be preserved, and the standards of maintaining the old buildings need to be upgraded; and the care for the elderly needs to be improved and a professional caretaker training system needs to be set up.

    The construction of the Chongming world-class eco-island will provide a lot of job opportunities in ecological industries, added Ying. The planning and construction of beautiful villages need to focus on public facilities, to increase the villagers' sense of gain.

    After listening to the suggestions and advice of the cadres on the government work report, Ying said the grassroots cadres know better what the general public thinks, and their suggestions will be used to improve the report and the government's work. Shanghai will strive to build itself into an international city of innovation, cultural industries, and ecology.

    In the process of urban renovation, Shanghai will maintain its historical sites and building to preserve the city's memory and history. The construction of the Chongming eco-island will be accelerated and a high-level modern ecological agriculture will be developed.

    At another seminar, the representatives from other provinces and cities exchanged notes with Shanghai's leadership on the integrated development of the Yangtze River Delta region, strengthening the industrial cooperation and partner assistance mechanism, and optimizing the market environment. 

    Ying briefed the representatives on Shanghai's development of economy and society. He said Shanghai will keep its leading position in innovation and make all-out efforts to strengthen the functions of the Free Trade Zone and the technology and innovation center.

    Zhuge Yujie, secretary-general of the CPC Shanghai Committee, and Vice Mayor Peng Chenlei also attended the seminar.