About Us   Jobs   Contact Us      


China to Make New Investment in Rural Schools
    2008-11-24 20:59:28     Xinhua

More than 2,000 schools in central and western China will share 4.4 billion yuan (644 million U.S. dollars) from central budget to improve infrastructures, a Ministry of Education spokesman said on Monday.

The investment, to be distributed before the end of December, will be used to improve school buildings and add teaching facilities, said the spokeswoman Xu Mei.

More than one million students in the central and western areas, which are less developed than coastal regions in the east, are to be benefit from it, she said.

Xu said the funding was made possible after the State Council, the country's Cabinet, decided to allocate 100 billion yuan from the central budget before the end of this year to support infrastructure projects in the areas of cheap housing, education, health care, employment, and environmental protection.

Of the total investment, three billion yuan will be used to newly build or renovate buildings, of a total floor space of three million square meters, at 1,600 schools in central and west China.

This will include new boarding facilities such as beds, costing 200 million yuan, which will provide accommodation to some 400,000 students from remote rural areas, Xu said.

One billion yuan will be given to some vocational schools to construct laboratories and training stations of a total floor space of 1.5 million square meters, as well as lab facilities.

A group of special education schools for disabled children will receive the rest 400 million yuan of investment for the improvement of school buildings and health recovery facilities, Xu said.

"The money is spent on schools in rural and poor areas, as well as areas affected during major earthquakes this year. It is a significant step to promote education in rural China," she said.



CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. No person, organization and/or company shall reproduce, disseminate or broadcast the content in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of CRIENGLISH.com.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

Also on our site
China | World
• Russian Natural Gas Supplies to Balkans Halted
• Three Israeli Soldiers Killed in Friendly Fire in Gaza
• Polanski's Lawyers Seek to Have Sex Case Dismissed
• Foreign Journalists still Not Allowed into Gaza
• US VP-elect Joe Biden to Visit Pakistan
• China Curbs Overseas Trips on Public Expense
Business | Sports | SciTech
• China Issues Long-awaited 3G Licenses
• Wahaha, Danone Start Trademark Arbitration
• GM Reports 31 Percent Sales Decline in U.S. Market
• Call for More Overseas Talents
• Bulgarian Figure Skating Champion Sentenced to 2.5 Years in Prison
• China's Mission to Mars Set for Take-off
Life | Showbiz
• A Seemingly Endless Scandal
• Asian Art Top Show Kicks off in Beijing
• Behind-the-Scene Photos of "Look for a Star"
• Universal Pictures Movies Set New B.O. Record in 2008
• Tan Dun's Deep Pool of talent
• Top 10 Shows in 2008 
• China Drive, Afternoon, 2009-01-07
• China Drive, Afternoon, 2009-01-06
• China Drive, Morning, 2009-01-06
• Official Property Declaration System
• India handed over evidence of Mumbai attacks to Pakistan
• EU delegation holds talks to push for a cease-fire in Gaza
• Mubarak Meets with EU Troika on Gaza Situation
• Bush says any Gaza ceasefire must stop Hamas rocket fire
View the Messages