BEIJING, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Strengthening the construction of rural transport infrastructure is the key to boost various rural industries, said experts at a forum on rural vitalization and transport industry Sunday.
The construction of rural transport infrastructure should be integrated with the development of various undertakings in the rural areas, said Li Chunsheng, vice chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee of the National People's Congress, at the forum held by China Well-off Society Association.
Rural transport construction has brought about major changes in the agricultural production chain, the ecological and environmental chains, as well as the value chain, and it will certainly speed up the rural vitalization, said Yin Chengjie, head of the Chinese Association of Agricultural Economics.
More efforts should be made to establish a mechanism for increasing financial input and integrating funds for agriculture and transport, so as to achieve various goals including high-quality rural road construction, said Chen Jiding, deputy head of the China Academy of Transportation Sciences.
The central government has issued an outline on transport construction, which clearly plans to form a rural transport infrastructure network and achieve poverty alleviation through transport facilitation.