Jilin province to improve people's livelihoods in 2021

2021-01-29 12:06:11

Northeast China's Jilin province is set to implement more measures to improve people's livelihoods in 2021, according to the government work report delivered on Jan 25 at the fourth session of the 13th Jilin Provincial People's Congress. "We should focus on the employment of college graduates, migrant workers, urban people suffering from difficulties, ex-servicemen, previously-impoverished families and other key groups to ensure that no urban families lack employment," said Han Jun, acting governor of the province, at the congress. In 2021, Jilin will build five county-level e-commerce public service centers, 35 township-level e-commerce public service centers and 200 village-level e-commerce service stations. The province aims to adjust the payment level of endowment insurance and employment injury insurance, adjust the monthly minimum wage and raise the unemployment insurance payment standard. Jilin will ensure that the basic living standard for urban and rural people suffering from extreme difficulties is not less than 1.3 times the minimum living standard last year. It will also guarantee that the urban and rural minimum living standard is not less than the province's guiding minimum standard. It will support 70 pilot projects to integrate culture and elderly care and improve the service conditions for 120 rural social welfare service centers and rural elderly care centers. The province will provide vocational skills training and entrepreneurship training for 20,000 disabled people in need, provide basic rehabilitation services for 100,000 certified disabled children and disabled people, and build eyesight health education bases at 70 schools. Jilin will also launch a pilot project for personal electronic health archives for key groups, such as people over 65 years old and patients with chronic diseases. The program will be available in nine counties, cities and districts. Simultaneously, the province will implement public transportation upgrades for 30 passenger transport lines, arrange 2,000 grassroots performances, and build 100 second-generation fitness paths in administrative villages and communities. The province also plans to transform and upgrade 15,799 shantytowns and improve the inspection capacity of 23 wholesale markets for edible agricultural products.