Colorful lights offer a beautiful night view of Chongqing’s Hongyadong area, on May 28, 2018. PhotoVCG
HONGQING — Authorities in the southwestern municipality of Chongqing plan to
transform rural houses and toilets to boost development in the countryside.
A total of 30,000 dangerous houses will be renovated in 2019, in addition to 375,000 toilets. Authorities also plan to build 24,000 km of new roads.
According to the local government, polluted water in the countryside will be p
roperly treated, and agricultural waste will be utilized effectively. The aut
horities will also strengthen protection for rural culture and traditions.
A series of projects will be implemented to help with the supply-side reform in Chongqing.
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