XIANNING - In recent years Xianning balances urban and rural development, focusing on the construction of Xianjia ecological culture town belt and Mufu Mountain green industry belt to build a batch of characteristic towns in line with local conditions, with remarkable achievement.
In 2016 Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Land and Resources, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Civil Affairs, and Ministry of Science and Technology jointly issued a notice to publish the list of 3 675 national key towns, including 11 towns in Xianning.
These 11 towns are Tingsiqiao Town and Henggouqiao Town in Xian’an; Luxi Town and Panjiawan Town in Jiayu; Maishi Town in Tongcheng; Shaping Town and Baini Town in Chongyang; Jiugongshan Town in Tongshan; Zhaoliqiao Town, Guantangyi Town, and Zhoulangzui Town of the Hui nationality (Chibi Town) in Chibi.
The national key towns are leading role and priority in construction and development of small towns. This list is supplement and adjustment for the list in 2004; all selected key towns consider their population size, economic development potential, service function, planning management level, and scientific innovation ability. After published the list all related departments throughout the country should support construction of national key towns in policy, land and projects, letting them not only can carry on urban industrial transfer and relieve urban pressure, but also can serve and support the countryside to enhance rural vitality. By Wu Yu (www.xnnews.com.cn)