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Updated: 2017-03-28 Print

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1. Ordos city has been identified as one of the 18 national reform and opening up regions and one of the seven cities that are also advanced in "learning and practicing the Scientific Outlook on Development" in 2008.

By making scientific use of superior resources and efficiently introducing and allocating production, Ordos has adopted resource-saving and environmentally-friendly methods in the industrial, agricultural and animal husbandry production and management sectors. It has created late-mover advantages and achieved a great leap forward in development, paving the way for scientific and rapid development for the resource-rich regions in west China.

2. National Model City of Social Development

In December 2011, Ordos was identified as the "National Model City of Social Development" by the Party's central leadership. The city's infrastructure, people's living conditions and the quality of public life kept improving, enhancing the city and its civilization to a new level. In addition, the competitiveness, attractiveness and reputation of Ordos have also been further improved.

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3. National Sanitary Model City

In November 2011, Ordos was identified as the "National Sanitary Model City". The city effectively utilized 10 sanitary related areas such as sewage treatment rate, household garbage harmless disposal rate, and the coverage rate of centralized heat-supply, with five of them performing better than the national average level and nine above the Inner Mongolia autonomous region average. The city's urban sanitary and environmental condition continues to be improved, and local people have an increasingly strong awareness of keeping the environment clean, leading to the enhancement of urban construction and management levels.

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4. National Green Model City

In May 2013, Ordos was identified as the "National Green Model City" by the National Afforestation Environmental Protection Commission. In 2015, Ordos' forest area reached 2.3 million hectares and the forest coverage rate reached 26.5 percent, which were above the national and regional average. The green, harmonious, and livable environment has become a new calling card for Ordos.

5. National Garden City

In September 2014, Ordos was identified as the "National Garden City" by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. In 2015, the city’s green coverage rate in built-up areas reached 42.49 percent, with green space rate of 39.55 percent and per capita park green area totaling 32.67 square meters. Consequently, the urban ecological, landscape and living environments are significantly improved.

6. National Forest City

In November 2015, Ordos was identified as the "National Forest City" by the National Afforestation Environmental Protection Commission and the State Forestry Administration. Setting ecological progress as a high priority, Ordos aims to strengthen ecological efforts and add beauty to the stunning scenery of North China. With several generations of efforts, today's Ordos is a bright and green city.

7. China Excellent Tourist City

In December 2007, Ordos was identified as the "China Excellent Tourist City" by the National Tourism Administration. The city considers tourism to be a key industry, and continues to increase investment in it. It has constructed transportation infrastructure and improved tourism management systems and service function. To date, the city has two national 5A-class tourist attractions and 24 4A-class tourist attractions.

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8. National Model City for Comprehensive Management of Social Administration

In May 2013, Ordos was awarded as the "National Model City for Comprehensive Management of Social Administration 2009-2012" by the Central Committee for the Comprehensive Management of Social Administration. The city's frequency and total number of petition letters and visits decreased by 3.6 percent and 7.4 percent respectively. Its incidence of various criminal and public security cases dropped by 0.7 percent and 5.5 percent respectively. Local people can live and work in peace and contentment in a stable and harmonious society.

9. National Double Support Model City

Ordos was identified as the "National Double Support Model City" for the third time. Double support means the local governments and common people support the army and give preferential treatment to the families of service people, particularly those killed while on the job. Ordos has comprehensively implemented double-support preferential policies and innovated double-support work, which have promoted a good relationship between the army and civilian communities.


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