China's infrastructure improvement plans

October 21, 2015 Ken Klaver

China's 12th Five-Year Plan ( 2011-2015) is on its track to meet the majority of social and economic development goals, according to an academic at a Cambodian university.

The 12th plan has been mainly focused on economic development, reforms, innovation, environment and clean energy, rule of law advancement, agricultural modernization and livelihood improvement.

"Most of the goals set in the 12th plan have been achieved, such as economic development, deep reforms, infrastructure development, innovation and environmental degradation control," Joseph Matthews, director of the International Cooperation Department at the Phnom Penh-based Asia Euro University, told Xinhua.

Sharing his view on China's 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020), which will be discussed during a key policy meeting this month and made effective during the annual session of China's top legislature in March next year, Matthews said the plan's main focus will be on socio-economic development and new infrastructure development.

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He said boosting economic growth, deepening reforms, enforcing environmental protection, safeguarding people's living standards, and improving support for the poor, remain the main focal points of the plan.

"Chinese President Xi's Belt and Road Initiative and connectivity of regional and global markets will also be the focal points of interest in the next five-year plan," he said, adding that the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will also be an important provision in the 13th plan.

"Anti-corruption campaigns to address the deepest seated problems of corruption at the central, provincial and local government levels will dominate the agenda on the national policy implementations," he said.

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