Shanxi holds 6th session of 13th Provincial People's Congress
The sixth session of the 13th Shanxi Provincial People's Congress opens in Taiyuan, Shanxi province on Jan 20. [Photo/Shanxi Daily]
The sixth session of the 13th Shanxi Provincial People's Congress opened on Jan 20 in Taiyuan, capital of North China's Shanxi province, with more than 505 deputies attending.
Lin Wu, Party chief of Shanxi province, presided over the plenary congress.
Governor Lan Fo'an delivered a report on the provincial government's work achievements in 2021.
Lin Wu, Party chief of Shanxi province, presides over the plenary congress. [Photo/Shanxi Daily]
Lan said that in the past year, Shanxi's economic development has advanced, with its gross domestic product increasing 9.1 percent year-on-year to 2.26 trillion yuan ($356.08 billion).
The province completed the coal supply guarantee task assigned by the State, promoted the transformation of advantageous traditional industries, and led the transformation of strategic emerging industries, with the added value of the service industry exceeding 1 trillion yuan.
It also accelerated green development, promoted the comprehensive management of environmental pollution, and completed the tasks assigned by the State for binding indicators such as the comprehensive air quality index, energy conservation and emissions reduction.
Construction on the Taiyuan-Xinzhou Integrated Economic Zone started in the province, furthering the reform of development zones, State-owned enterprises, and finance.
The multiplication of market entities saw strong results as well, with the number of market entities in the province surging 11.3 percent year-on-year to 3.16 million.
Lan Fo'an, governor of Shanxi province, reads the Report on the Work of the Shanxi Provincial People's Government at the congress on Jan 20. [Photo/Shanxi Daily]
New progress was also made in employment, education, medicine, health care, and social security.
In addition, the provincial government's work report set new targets for Shanxi in 2022 in 10 major aspects, including industrial transformation, project construction, innovation, business environment, reform and opening-up, green and low-carbon development, people's livelihoods and social undertakings.
Deputies will examine the report on how the 2021 national economic and social development plan was implemented by the Shanxi Provincial Government and the 2022 national economic and social development draft plan.
In addition, both the overall budget revenue of Shanxi in 2021 and the draft budget in 2022 will be reviewed during the session, which runs until Jan 23.