Five Shenzhen Party delegates from different sectors presented the achievements and plans of livelihood issues during yesterday’s online interview held on the sidelines of the seventh Shenzhen Municipal Congress of the Communist Party of China, which successfully concluded today.
Five Shenzhen Party delegates from different sectors attend yesterday’s online interview. Photos from "深圳发布" WeChat account
At the opening session of the congress, Wang Weizhong, Shenzhen’s Party chief, said that the Shenzhen government strives to achieve good child care, education, employment, medical care, elderly care, housing and public assistance for those in need. He also stressed acting on the people-centered philosophy of developing and establishing a social governance model based on collaboration, participation and common interests.
Amid the interview, the five hot concerns of the 20 million residents of Shenzhen were discussed: education, health care, environment protection, food and transportation.
In recent years, Shenzhen has made great efforts to remedy the shortcomings in education. Since the 13th Five-Year Plan, the city has renovated and expanded 198 new public primary and secondary schools and added 400 new kindergartens. A total of 390,000 school seats have been created. The education gap is narrowing between schools in downtown areas and urban villages, and between public schools and private schools.
“The development of Shenzhen’s education cannot be separated from education for teachers,” said Zhong Qian, a senior teacher from Shenzhen Middle School. “To cultivate highly educated fresh employees into good teachers is critical.”
The city’s financial expenditure on sectors concerning people’s livelihoods, including medical treatment, has maintained at over 60 percent in recent years. A total of seven hospitals in Shenzhen are now rated among the top health-care organizations in Guangdong Province.
“The training of medical personnel and the development of medical and health care requires long-term sustainable efforts,” said Yi Li, director of the medical department of Peking University Shenzhen Hospital.
The past five years witnessed the improvement of the ecological environment of rivers in Shenzhen, which is mostly credited to the relevant authorities. Wang said when delivering a report at the congress that the government should continue to improve and protect the ecological environment to create a harmonious symbiotic relationship between humans and nature.
“Shenzhen’s role in water environment management is pioneering. The case of the Maozhou River and its basin is representative of successful water pollution control and treatment, which is leading in the country,” said Li Wenzhe, a front-line supervisor with the Bao’an District Water Technique Supervision Center.
Shenzhen residents’ food safety satisfaction rate has apparently been increasing over recent years. Fang Canyu, a grassroots cadre of the Shenzhen Municipal Market Supervision and Regulation Bureau, believes that Shenzhen can focus on software construction, hardware investment and source management to further ensure the supply of safe and healthy food.
Xu Yan, vice director of the 1st Road Construction Department of the Transport Facilities Construction Center under the Shenzhen Municipal Transport Bureau, told the press about Shenzhen’s transportation planning. The city will continue its building of a comprehensive transportation network in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area in the next five years, she said.