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Press corps visits southwestern Fujian to explore local growth

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: Dec 17, 2019

A delegation of reporters will begin a tour through five cities in Southwestern Fujian province to get an idea of how the five cities are working toward common development. The opening ceremony for the tour was held in Gutian town, Longyan city, Fujian province, on Dec 16.

More than 40 reporters from over 20 State-owned and local media organizations in Longyan, Sanming, Quanzhou, Zhangzhou, and Xiamen will spend 10 days learning about local economic growth and the great changes that have taken place since the five cities began pursuing coordinated development one year ago.

The event was initiated by the Xiamen publicity department and co-hosted by the publicity departments of the five cities.

In May 2018, the Fujian Provincial Government called for the establishment of a southwestern Fujian coordinated development area. Three months later, a joint meeting was held in Fuzhou to discuss in detail how to achieve this goal.

After that, the five cities began cooperating in transportation, industry, education, medicine, environmental protection, information, and tourism.

Meanwhile, 66 major projects facilitating coordinated growth between the five cities were also carried out to accelerate their development.

Moving forward, southwestern Fujian will strengthen cooperation in building a transportation network, sharing information, protecting the environment, and improving education and culture.


Photographers film the opening ceremony for an event involving a tour by reporters through five cities in southwestern Fujian province to explore how the cities are pursuing common development. The ceremony was held in Gutian town, Longyan city, Fujian province, on Dec 16. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]


Reporters pose for a photo at the opening ceremony for the media tour in Gutian town, Longyan city, Fujian province, on Dec 16. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]