Pudong village receives makeover over past decade
Waizao village in Shuyuan town, Pudong New Area in Shanghai has taken on an entirely new look thanks to the local government's announcement to boost rural vitalization at the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China in 2012, according to a local news report.
"Great changes have taken place in our village, and villagers have received an abundance of materials and cultural-ethical enrichment," according to a local woman surnamed Xu.
Waizao village covers a total land area of 4.13 square kilometers, and has 2,300 households with a total permanent resident population of 4,815. It has received a number of honorable titles for promoting the construction of a beautiful countryside, such as the Shanghai Beautiful Model Village and the Shanghai Civilized Village, according to Wang Min, Party chief of the village.
Wang added that the local government has also attached great importance to enriching the daily lives of the elderly, and enhancing their sense of gain and happiness.
Earlier this year, a 700-square meter elderly care service center was put into operation, offering elderly residents professional services such as preventive care, medical treatments, restorative care, and nursing, which has benefited the elderly a great deal and satisfied their diverse needs.
"I usually spend weekends at home with my children, and have a colorful life at the center on workdays, which enriches my daily life. The service center ensures that we have access to medical services and elderly care," according to a 78-year-old resident.
Efforts have also been made to beautify the environment and upgrade local industries based on the community's conditions, aiming to promote long-term and sustainable development in the village.
Waizao village plans to seize all opportunities and advance rural vitalization, improve people's well-being and rural living environment, cultivate social etiquette and civility, and build a new socialist countryside that is beautiful, prosperous and harmonious, according to Wang.
Waizao village in Shuyuan town, Pudong New Area in Shanghai progressively transforms in recent years. [Photo/WeChat account: pdnews]
Waizao village boasts a number of honorable titles for promoting the construction of a beautiful countryside. [Photo/WeChat account: pdnews]
Waizao village plans to seize all opportunities and advance rural vitalization. [Photo/WeChat account: pdnews]