Vice premier urges effective poverty relief efforts

Updated: 2013-06-28 20:08


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BEIJING - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang called for more specific and effective measures in the country's poverty relief campaign on Friday.

Wang made the remarks at a meeting held by the poverty relief leading group under the State Council, China's cabinet.

"The pertinence and effectiveness of the poverty relief work should be boosted, with resolute efforts to grasp the real situations, accurately locate relief targets and map out plans for every village and household," Wang said.

He stressed tourism, the cultivation of animals and plants with local characteristics, vocational training, labor force transfers as well as infrastructure improvements, among other aspects, for the relief plan.

Urging the mobilization of resources across the country, Wang called for increasing financial input, strengthening relief fund management and letting the market play a bigger role.