During the 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020) period, Hechi has made remarkable achievements in its economic and social development, bolstering people's livelihoods.
From 2016 to 2019, a total of 702,200 impoverished people, 625 villages, and seven counties (districts) were lifted out of poverty, while the incidence of poverty dropped from 20.16 percent to 1.86 percent.
Since 2016, Hechi has invested a total of 11.59 billion yuan ($1.74 billion) to build 121 resettlement sites, build 40,000 resettlement houses, and relocate 176,200 people.
More than 15 billion yuan in funds have been used for 1,015 basic education projects, the basic medical insurance program, the actual reimbursement rate of hospitalized medical compliance expenses, as well as village-level medical and health services. More than 75,000 dilapidated houses in rural areas have been renovated and 28,300 drinking water safety projects were implemented.
Hechi has actively adjusted its industrial structure, fully promoted industrial transformation and upgrading, as well as sought to achieve high-quality economic and social development. In 2019, Hechi achieved a regional GDP of 87.81 billion yuan, an increase of 22.09 billion yuan over the 2016 total, while the city's fiscal revenue increased from 6.22 billion yuan in 2016 to 8.39 billion yuan in 2019.
In 2019, municipal-level industrial parks completed a total output value of 26 billion yuan, the number of newly-added industrial enterprises above designated scale reached 30, and the total R&D investment reached 340 million yuan, an increase of 54.2 percent. Tourism developed rapidly, with the total tourist reception increasing by 31.7 percent and the total tourism consumption increasing by 34.7 percent in 2019.
In addition, Hechi invested 32.53 billion yuan in people's livelihoods in 2019, accounting for 83 percent of its total fiscal expenditure, ranking first in Guangxi. It has newly created 13,000 jobs and completed 498 medical treatment combinations.
The city has increased its infrastructure construction, making it an important node of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor in West China. At present, the city has built five highways and eight sections are under construction, with a total investment of nearly 100 billion yuan. In addition, a number of major municipal projects have been completed and put into use.