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On-line mayor pledges hospitals

MORE first-class hospitals with outstanding medical experts and advanced facilities will be built in Shanghai's suburban districts to benefit farmers and townsfolk, Mayor Han Zheng pledged to thousands of Netizens during an online forum on a government-run Website yesterday.

He also said that Shanghai planned to locate more future budget housing projects near Metro transfer hub stations for the convenience of residents.

More than 270,000 Netizens were attracted to to participate in discussion with Mayor Han and ask questions online.

Han responded to some of the more than 9,300 questions that accumulated during the two-hour chat session, creating a new record for this program that features government officials and experts talking with the public.

When a netizen, who named himself "small farmer,'' complained that Shanghai's medical resources were heavily concentrated inside downtown districts, the mayor responded that hospitals of the same standard were planned for construction in suburban districts.

Han said that in cooperation with the traditional hospitals located downtown, future suburban Grade-III hospitals, offering the best facilities and services, would allow more farmers and townsfolk to enjoy similar standard medical services.

Han told the Netizens that urban planners were now considering building large residential complexes near the city's Metro hub stations. These future complexes would include a full range of services, including hospitals, schools, and commercial centers.

Many of the city's future budget apartment projects would be built within these residential complexes, he said.

"This will enable budget-house residents to enjoy a more convenient lifestyle in the future,'' the mayor said.

Shanghai's current planning involves construction of 4 million square meters of new budget houses each year, however this may be increased to allow more residents to benefit from the low cost housing project in the city.


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