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Guizhou's migrant workers return to work via chartered trains

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated: 2021-02-26 Print

Train G2336 in Southwest China's Guizhou province recently carried more than 500 migrant workers from Jinping county in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture to Yiwu in Zhejiang province, which marks the start of migrant workers returning to work after the Spring Festival.

In recent days, Guizhou's various areas have cooperated with cities in East China to operate chartered trains for migrant workers, who can take the trains for free and return to their job positions quickly.

Another chartered train, D2811, carried more than 600 migrant workers from Bijie to Guangzhou, Foshan and Dongguan in Guangdong province. Most of the passengers are impoverished people and relocated residents.

Since the beginning of last year, Guizhou has organized city-to-city chartered flights, trains and buses to take migrant workers to Guangdong province, meeting the labor demands in Guangdong while increasing impoverished people's incomes.

By the end of 2020, about 120,000 Bijie migrant workers had found steady employment in Guangdong. According to the migrant workers, working in other provinces contributes 70 percent of families' incomes in poor mountainous areas.

Statistics show that Bijie has more than 1 million migrant workers, 301,200 of which returned home for the Spring Festival this year. Bijie will keep organizing chartered flights and trains to help more migrant workers return to work and find more job opportunities for local poor people.

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