All counties and prefectures in Tibet shake off poverty

2019-12-23 16:31:45Global Times Editor : Cheng Zizhuo ECNS App Download

All counties and prefectures in Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region have now been lifted out of poverty, reaching a significant milestone in the region's poverty alleviation efforts, the regional government announced on Monday.

The regional government said 19 counties and prefectures can now delete the title "poverty-stricken" from their profiles, according to a document sent to the Global Times by the Tibetan government.

This signals that all 74 counties and prefectures in the region have shaken off poverty.

Ngabo Jinyuan, president of Tibet's association of industry and commerce, said that private enterprises have played an important role in assisting poverty alleviation and boosting employment. Altogether 703 private companies registered to take part in Tibet's poverty alleviation system, during which they have invested 2.32 billion yuan ($0.35 billion).

In 2019, more than 82,000 people were lifted out of poverty and the association helped more than 800 university graduates find jobs, said Jinyuan.

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