The second session of the 13th National Peoples Congress opened at 9:00 a.m. on March 5. Premier Li Ke of the State Council forced a report on the work of the government. The report suggests that the government should take the lead in keeping good faith and abiding by the contract, and never new officials ignore old accounts.
The report calls for reasonable expansion of effective investment. Keep abreast of the national development strategy and accelerate the implementation of a number of key projects. We will complete 800 billion yuan of railway investment and 1.8 trillion yuan of highway and waterway investment, start a number of major water conservancy projects, speed up the planning and construction of Sichuan-Tibet Railway, increase investment in inter-city transportation, logistics, municipal administration, disaster prevention and control, civil and general aviation infrastructure, and strengthen the construction of a new generation of information infrastructure. This year, the central budget allocated 577.6 billion yuan for investment, an increase of 40 billion yuan over last year. We should innovate project financing methods, properly reduce the proportion of capital in infrastructure and other projects, make good use of development financial instruments, and attract more private capital to participate in key areas of project construction. We will implement policies to support private investment and promote cooperation between the government and social capital in an orderly manner. The government should take the lead in sticking to good faith and abiding by contracts. It must never ignore old accounts by new officials, pay off more than half of the arrears owed to enterprises before the end of the year, and never allow new arrears to be added.