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Huhhot City carrying out “emigrant” projects

[ News from Xinhua News, translation by Enhebatu Togochog] Along with the escalating destruction of the ecology, there emerged many groups of “environmental refugees” in Inner Mongolia. Aimed at the problem, the Inner Mongolian authorities have carried out the “Enlarging Towns for Emigrants” project for the past year. According to sources, this year Inner Mongolia has chosen 22 banners and counties from the region as experimental units for the project. Among those units, Wu-Chuan County and Qing-Shui-He County, both belonging to Huhhot City, have been dealing with 800 individuals representing 200 families. The villages where these people lived are no longer suitable for habitation due to the ecological destruction. New villages for these poor people will be built in Wu Chuan County’s Ke-Zhen Town and Qing-Shui-He County’s Lamiin-bolong Town.

According to officials from Huhhot City’s Help-The-Poor Office, so far, relevant authorities have already started the construction of residences, schools and roadways in nearby areas. Officials said that Huhhot City is planning to carry out larger emigration projects by stages and batches.  



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