On September 5, representatives from Liupanshui municipal Party committee and Liupanshui government held a symposium to conduct studies on the most critical phases of poverty eradication in Shuicheng County, and took note of the work carried out in Shuicheng County as well as the unannounced visit conducted by Liupanshui government. The meeting highlighted that, relevant departments must study and thoroughly implement the instructions made by President Xi about poverty reduction, follow up the full implementation of the resolutions made on the 3rd plenary meeting at the 12th session of the provincial Party Committee and on the 6th plenary meeting at the 7th session of the municipal Party committee, take the “five-step” working method, and spare no efforts to make sure that we can win the war against poverty as scheduled.
Liupanshui Party Secretary Wang Zhong, and Deputy Party Secretary and Mayor Li Gang attended and addressed the meeting. Chairman of the Municipal CPPCC Yang Hongyuan attended the meeting. Deputy Party Secretary Wei Xiongjun hosted the meeting. Member of CPC Liupanshui Standing Committee and Shuicheng Party Secretary Zhang Zhixiang report the poverty alleviation progress to the leaders. Municipal leaders Zheng Jianguo, Hou Meichuan, Che Min, Liu Jing, Li Li, He Shu, and Wang Chenggang also attended the meeting.
From August 21 to September 3, six investigation groups led by Wang Zhong, Li Gang and relevant leaders from the Party committee, NPC, local government and CPPCC of Liupanshui conducted unannounced visits to concerned departments in Shuicheng County. Through on-site investigation and random household survey, as well as meetings with individuals and joint discussion, the investigation groups checked the style of work of cadres and the deployment of staffing in regard to poverty alleviation. The policy research office of the municipal Party Committee led a research group to hold field research on poverty reduction in Shuicheng County. Working reports of them were presented at the meeting.
Wang Zhong pointed out that, Shuicheng County has been thoroughly implementing the important speech of President Xi about addressing the most critical issues during poverty alleviation, and has, in accordance with the arrangements made by the central, provincial, and municipal government, taken concrete measures to jointly shape the way forward. However, problems such as excessive workload, unfinished agenda, slow progress and lack of order still exist. To be specific, in perspective of organizations, relevant personnel are not sensitized on the issue, administration is weak, tasks are not clearly assigned, problems are not specified, communications need to be improved, basic data is inaccurate, cadres are not down to earth; in perspective of work progress, implementation related to the home safety, water safety, prevention of dropping out from school, medical care, environment improvement in rural areas, environmental remediation, anti-poverty relocation, road building in rural areas, industry support, and basic information lags badly. This gives great cause for concern and relevant departments are urged to take rectification measures.
Wang Zhong emphasized that the “three-stage” method should be taken. That is, to basically implement poverty alleviation for the first 150 days, to address shortcomings in the next 150 days, and then win a resounding victory in the last 150 days. To ensure smooth implementation of this method, relevant departments must divide up the work reasonably and pay more attention to details, to demonstrate their professionalism. Coordination at county level, together with the establishment of a sound leadership is required to strengthen the management. A disciplined force is a must to enhance accountability and demonstrate allegiance to the Party and the people.
Li Gang urged concerned departments to always keep in mind their political missions, and be confident and responsive to win the poverty alleviation battle. With a problem-based working approach, they must focus on main lines of action, improve the efficiency, and exert all efforts to solve problems. Human resources and funds must be scientifically allocated to leverage expertise of cadres assigned for villages and optimize the fund use management, so as to enhance effectiveness of the work. Poverty alleviation through industry development also needs to be promoted to help the people earn more income and enjoy a comparatively good living standard.
At the meeting, Wei Xiongjun stressed that departments at all levels of Shuicheng County must be fully engaged to break new ground.
Leaders of departments under direct supervision of the municipal government, members from Party committee, NPC, local government and CPPCC of Shuicheng County, as well as leaders of departments under direct supervision of the county government, “major secretary” selected by the central, provincial, municipal, and county governments to work on site in villages, cadres, and representatives from counterparts attended the meeting.