Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has promoted 2,138 public servants in the past month, local authorities said Friday.
Over the past three years, Xinjiang has sent a staggering 200,000 civil servants to its rural areas to help improve the quality of life of residents. This is part of a wider push by the regional government to give city officials experience in the country's underdeveloped areas.
Last March, the first 70,000 cadres from government departments, public institutions and state-owned enterprises were assigned to one-year posts in 8,636 villages; 759 branches of state farms; and 931 communities.
Zhang Chunxian, Communist Party of China (CPC) chief of Xinjiang, said the cadres had achieved extraordinary results in their placements and really made a difference to villager's quality of life.
According to the regional Communist Party of China (CPC) Committee, 2.26 billion yuan (367.7 million U.S. dollars) has been allocated to finance the building of roads, power networks, water facilities, as well as residential renovation projects.
The next round of 70,000 public servants will start their rural placements soon.