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Inner Mongolia holds third session of 13th people's congress



The third session of the 13th People’s Congress of Inner Mongolia autonomous region kicks off in Hohhot, capital city of North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, on Jan 12. [Photo/Inner Mongolia Daily]

The third session of the 13th People’s Congress of Inner Mongolia autonomous region kicked off in Hohhot on Jan 12 -- gathering 519 deputies who are examining the region’s economic and social development during 2019 and are set to approve plans for the current year, according to officials.

The meeting was chaired by Shi Taifeng, executive chairman of the 13th Inner Mongolia People’s Congress. The event is due to wind up on Jan 15.

Officials tabled the document, the “Report on the Implementation of the National Economic and Social Development Plan of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in 2019 and Draft on the 2020 Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region National Economic and Social Development Plan”.

They are also reviewed the "Report on the Implementation of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region's 2019 Budget and 2020 Budget Draft”.

Lian Su gave a presentation on the "Election Measures for the Third Session of the 13th People's Congress of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region".

Bu Xiaolin, chairwoman of the People's Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, delivered a work report reviewing the progress made during the past year. 

Bu summarized the work in 2019 with focus topics, including the deepening the supply-side structural reforms and improving the quality and efficiency of economic development.

Other topics included focusing on highlighting issues and making precise efforts, making key progress in the prevention and resolve major risks, precision poverty alleviation and pollution prevention; advancing the rural revitalization strategy and achieving good results in the development of rural pastoral areas; expanding the opening-up and enhancing the driving force for development; as well as safeguarding and improving people’s livelihoods.

Bu Xiaolin pointed out that 2020 was the final year in the timetable to complete the goal of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects and achieve the targets set out in the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-20).

In her report, Bu proposed the main goals for economic and social development of Inner Mongolia in 2020.

The goals included 6 percent growth in regional GDP, the creation of more than 220,000 jobs in cities and towns and controlling the urban unemployment rate at about 5.5 percent and registered unemployment rate within 4.5 percent.

Other goals involved controlling the increase in consumer prices at around 3.5 percent, as well as achieving basic synchronization of residents' income growth and economic growth.

Bu also proposed to comprehensively improve Inner Mongolia’s government governance capabilities.

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