Hebei Province will make greater efforts in epidemic prevention and control, social & economic development in a coordinated manner during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), said Wang Dongfeng, Secretary of Communist Party of Hebei Provincial Committee.

Thanks to efforts by people in Hebei and other parts across the country, the epidemic in the province has been largely put under control and the socio-economic life has gradually restored. But the epidemic prevention and control efforts still cannot be relaxed and governments all levels should coordinate to implement targeted measures, Wang said.

“We should comprehensively strengthen society-wide efforts to contain the epidemic, and to prevent the coronavirus from entering the province and spreading elsewhere to cause a new epidemic.

We should put special efforts in ensuring market supply and making good arrangement of residents’ lives to guarantee the normal production and life in the entire province,” he said.

This year marks the start of the 14th Five-year Plan of China, and Hebei will carry out society-wide efforts to complete three key projects

“We should thoroughly put into practice a series of important instructions by General Secretary Xi on Hebei, promote the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei to expand in breadth and depth, and speed up the construction of economic demonstration zone of Daxing International Airport jointly constructed by Hebei and Beijing.

We should focus on the construction and development of Xiong’an New Area, accelerate the construction of key areas and key projects, and deepen the promotion and protection of the ecological environment of Baiyangdian. We should focus on the preparation of the Winter Olympics, adhere to the ‘four principles of hosting Olympics’, and seriously conduct test activities for it,” Wang said.

The Central Economic Work Conference has raised a specific requirement for carbon peak and carbon neutrality

In 2021, Hebei will further increase technological transformation and upgrading of traditional industries, including iron and steel, coal and cement, and comprehensively promote the realization of standard emissions and even ultra-clean emissions, Wang said.

“We will further optimize energy structure and transportation structure, taking the Zhangjiakou area as a focus to promote photovoltaic and wind power and increase the application ratio of clean energy.

We will further promote afforestation and coastal Economic Belt Construction, develop the marine economy to achieve an ecological environment with blue sky, green land and clear water. We will deepen the implementation of new development philosophy and create new development pattern to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party of China (CPC),” he said.

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