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Tibet to build on recent successes to raise residents’ living standards
By:China Daily
update:January 17,2018
Jan. 17, 2018 -- The autonomous region relies on localized policies and environmental protection to boost wages, as Cheng Si and Daqiong report.


Jan. 17, 2018 -- Tsering Tsamgyi, 53, works at a nursery base, part of a poverty alleviation project in Xuecun village, Nedong, Lhokha city, Tibet autonomous region. Chen Zebing/China Daily

This year, more than 140,000 people will be lifted out of poverty in 1,705 villages in 25 districts and counties in the Tibet autonomous region, official projections suggest.

Meanwhile, a work report released by the Tibet Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation in November said relocation and resettlement programs in the region will be completed by the end of the year.

The achievements will build on the region's success in the past two years, such as the eradication of poverty in five key areas: Kharub, Chamdo city; Chengguan district, Lhasa; Dragyib, Nyingchi; Nedong, Lhokha; and Dromo, Xigaze.

They were among 26 places nationwide where incomes surpassed the official poverty line of 3,000 yuan ($466) last year, according to the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development.

"We have won our first battle against poverty thanks to government assistance," said Norbu Dondrub, vice-chairman of the Tibet autonomous region.

"The success we have achieved is the result of preferential policies released by the Party and the unprecedented efforts made by local people."

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