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Ningbo Wins Honor for its Livelihood Improvement

Ningbo came out among the 50 candidates as the model city in livelihood improvement in the 2010 Chinese Cities Livelihood Achievements Introductory Meeting held in Beijing July 29.

"The municipal government of Ningbo has been attaching great importance to people's livelihood improvement and has put in large sums of money in social security, employment, job placement, housing, education and culture. The financial expenditure has been further oriented to livelihood improvement. The social security system has covered all the urban and rural areas. The educational system is complete, with the attendance rate in compulsory educational period reaching 100%. The public cultural service system has been improving", said the prize-giving words.

The title was shared by the cities of Hangzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, Nanjing, Tianjin, Foshan, Chongqing and Tangshan.

This promotion activity was jointly sponsored by the Oriental Outlook Weekly, China Mayors Association and Fudan University. The survey was conducted against the indexes of education, healthcare, living, social security, public cultural services, ecology, social security and life.

A total of 50 cities were selected, and Ningbo was ranked the third place.

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