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Without central SOEs, Tibet's anti-poverty battle would be harder
September 10,2018   By:Xinhua
 
State Grid Corporation China (SGCC) has invested 36.3 billion yuan from 2013 to 2017 in upgrading the main power grids from 110 kilovolts to 220 kilovolts. It also financed the power grid upgrading in 2,797 villages with 12.7 billion yuan.
 
Sources with SGCC said the company's goal is to enhance the region's power supply capability and bring electricity to remote and impoverished counties.
 
Because of the improvement in these power and communication facilities, mobile internet access has been quite prevalent in the pasturing areas.
 
"In the past, we seldom saw herders sharing videos on Wechat. Now they are very much involved in the use of various mobile APPs. We often see interesting short videos shot by herders on various social media platforms. It's easy to know what it is like living in the pasturing areas," said Wu Haiyan, a local telecom employee.
 
To solicit the support of more central SOEs, the local government has worked out an investment catalog comprising 167 projects in seven key sectors.
 
On Thursday, a job fair tailor-made for local college graduates and Tibetans from poverty-stricken families opened in Lhasa, with more than 10,000 job vacancies from 140 central and local SOEs.
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