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Annual session of Xi'an Municipal People's Congress opens
en.xa.gov.cn     Updated: 2022-03-29

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The first session of the 17th Xi'an Municipal People's Congress opens in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on March 29. [Photo/Xi'an news network]

The first session of the 17th Xi'an Municipal People's Congress opened in Xi'an, capital of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, on March 29.

Fang Hongwei, Party secretary of Xi'an, presided over the plenary congress.

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Fang Hongwei, Party secretary of Xi'an, presides over the plenary congress. [Photo/Xi'an Daily]

Xi'an Mayor Li Mingyuan delivered the annual government work report, including a review of work in 2021, achievements over the past five years, development goals and major tasks for the next five years, expected goals and major tasks in 2022, and enhancing government efficiency.

Li said that in 2021, the city's GDP was about 1.07 trillion yuan ($168.21 billion), a year-on-year increase of 4.1 percent, and residents' per capita disposable income increased by 8.2 percent.

The number of days with good air in the city increased by 73 days compared with 2016, and all major rivers surpassed Grade V in water quality.

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Li Mingyuan, mayor of Xi'an, delivers the government work report. [Photo/Xi'an Daily]

In the past five years, the average annual per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents increased by 7.3 percent and 9.2 percent, respectively.

Li added that the city should focus on eight aspects of high-quality development in the next five years, including transformation and upgrading of industries, reform and opening-up, green development, and common prosperity.

The government work report also set goals for 2021, including a GDP increase of about 7 percent, an increase of about 8 percent in total fixed-asset investment and total retail sales of consumer goods, and an increase of about 7 percent in per capita disposable income of urban residents.

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Deputies to the Xi'an Municipal People's Congress listen carefully to reports at the first session of the 17th Xi'an Municipal People's Congress on March 29. [Photo/Xi'an news network]

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Deputies are photographed at the session on March 29. [Photo/Xi'an news network]