Harbin releases agricultural and rural economic development plan
Harbin will make great efforts to develop an innovation-driven agricultural sector and accelerate the upgrading of its agricultural industrial structure, according to a plan released recently.
The 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20) for Harbin’s agricultural and economic development in rural areas was recently published by the city’s agricultural development committee.
The per capita disposable income for famers will have increased to 18,000 yuan ($2,698) by the end of 2020, the plan projects.
Meanwhile, the grain sowing area will be kept above 1.87 million hectares, with production capacity of more than 26 billion kilograms.
The total area for planting vegetables will be 167,000 hectares, with a production capacity of more than 6 million tons.
The plan urges the building of six beautiful villages and the acceleration of the integrated development of urban and rural areas in Harbin.
Great efforts will also be made to integrate the development of scientific research institutions for the agricultural sector and to create a platform for agricultural technological innovation, according to the plan.
Furthermore, the plan urged the taking advantage of advanced technologies in agricultural production and management.
Harbin regained the honorary title of "National Civilized City" on Aug 21.
Harbin Economic and Development Zone recently issued measures for the innovative development of the industrial chain.
The Harbin area of China (Heilongjiang) Pilot Free Trade Zone recently moved to streamline its small business licensing regulations to help stimulate the zone’s economy.
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