Civil servant lobbies successfully for piped gas project
Residents of Guoyuanxi, an old residential community of Guimuyuan in Luohu district, were elated to witness the completion of a piped gas project in their community. This meant that in late September they finally bade farewell to their old gas containers.
"I appreciate that the government and the Communist Party of China still remember Guoyuanxi, even though it is just one small part of the larger city," said a local surnamed Li.
This project is part of the district government's efforts in urban renovation.
Guoyuanxi, which consists of 16 buildings, was completed in 1983, making it one of the oldest residential communities in Luohu. Now, it is home to 182 families.
This was largely due to the lobbying of Liu Zhang, Party secretary of Guimuyuan, who had often received complaints from local residents about the inconvenience of carrying gas containers up and down the stairs, as well as their potential safety hazards. Since Liu was transferred to his current post in February, the district government finally realized the urgency of the problem, and not only gave the project the green light but also granted it special subsidies.
After collecting suggestions from residents, Liu worked closely with the gas company to customize a piped gas project plan for Guoyuanxi so as to minimize the project's influence on the daily lives of local residents, many of whom are senior citizens living alone.
Local residents speak highly of Liu's thoughtfulness and commitment to serve the people.