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Ten years after quake: a new Yushu rises from ashes
update:April 16,2020
Apri 16,2020 -- It has been 10 years since the 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Yushu, northwest China’s Qinghai province, on Apr.14th, 2010. In the past years, under the leadership of President Xi Jinping and assisted by the whole nation, a new Yushu has risen from ashes.
Right after the earthquake, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council formulated a reconstruction plan to rebuild the city.
Since then, Yushu with an elevation of 4,200 meters has seen dramatic changes. A variety of green projects like water treatment plants and landfills have been built. A new information service platform has been set up. A whole new transportation network has been put in place.
In order to strengthen ecological protection, 100,000 people moved out of grasslands for relocation.
In 2015, there were 112,400 indigent people from 35,000 households in Yushu, which accounted for 21.5% of the total population in poverty in Qinghai. To help Yushu alleviate poverty, Beijing municipal government, which provides “pairing-up support” to the city, has sent a team of 176 people to Yushu and invested 2.66 billion yuan to assist its development. Through these efforts, the per capita income in Yushu has risen from 2,970 yuan in 2015 to 5,200 yuan in 2019.
In the past 10 years, Yushu has invested a total of 2 billion yuan in education. The high school enrollment has increased from 32% to 98%.
By:Zhou Tianyu
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