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Harbin's Daowai district works to improve residents’ lives

Updated : 2017-06-07

By Zhou Huiying and Zhao Xiao ( chinadaily.com.cn )

With one-fourth of Harbin’s urban land, Daowai district has recently been recognized as a contributor to the city’s urbanization and civilization. Over the past few years, the district government has been dedicated to improving public infrastructure, local administration, environmental protection, public welfare, and residents’ personal conduct.

To upgrade roads, the government has invested around 150 million yuan ($22 million) to rebuild 40 main streets. Also, projects to renovate heating pipes, square facilities, electric power grids, and dilapidated buildings are also under construction.

To improve the urban environment, the government has taken measures to regulate open-air barbecues, fires, sewage discharge, and road sanitation. Hundreds of trees have been planted to serve as green belt areas to counter air pollution.

The district government is also working to improve people’s livelihoods. Two high-tech centers have been built to encourage young people to start businesses, helping create 86,000 jobs. And nearly 30 million yuan has been allocated to improve medical equipment in local communities.

The government is also promoting core social values to encourage responsible citizenship including in areas such as social morals, professional ethics, and individual qualities. Scores of local residents have been honored to reward outstanding individuals in society.

An outdoor gym in Daowai district, Harbin, Heilongjiang province. [Photo/my399.com]

A community event takes place in Daowai district, Harbin, Heilongjiang province. [Photo/my399.com]