Hohhot issues funds for improvement of rural living environment
The Hohhot finance bureau has allocated special funds for the treatment of rural domestic garbage and sewage in rivers, ponds, ditches, and drains.[Photo/Hohhot Daily]
In recent years, Hohhot, capital city of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, has been making efforts to promote the improvement of rural settlements through the allocation of special funds, according to local media reports.
2020 will mark the year that Hohhot completes the construction of a moderately prosperous society and alleviates poverty. It is also the year when the three-year action plan for the improvement of rural settlements will be completed.
The Hohhot finance bureau has vigorously promoted its "toilet revolution" in rural areas, and supported the three-year campaign for the improvement of rural settlements.
A village in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, appears clean and refreshed after the rain. [Photo/Hohhot Evening News]
From 2019 to 2020, the finance bureau issued 129.03 million yuan ($19.29 million) of funding for the "toilet revolution" at all levels.
Of this total, 43.03 million yuan was issued from the autonomous region and 86 million yuan was invested by the city to promote improved sanitation and the transformation of rural household toilets in accordance with the requirements of water saving, energy saving and environmental protection.
Also, the finance bureau allocated 14 million yuan to organize village cleaning activities, focusing on the treatment of rural domestic garbage and sewage in rivers, ponds, ditches, and drains.
In order to prioritize this "toilet revolution" work, the 86 million yuan municipal "toilet revolution" funds were all issued in the form of a special allocation of treasury funds. The project funds have now reached the grassroots level and have been successfully implemented.