Key points of Premier Wen's government work report:
• China to control scale of megacities in urbanization drive: Wen
• China to optimize government expenditures: Wen
• Wen suggests new gov't expanding domestic demand
• Wen stresses concrete action in addressing environmental woes
• Facts and figures: China's major development goals for 2013
• China to further 'stimulate' private investment: report
• China to 'firmly rein' in property speculation: report
• China to increase 2013 deficit to 1.2 trillion yuan
• China lowers 2013 inflation target to 3.5 pct
• China keeps 2013 GDP growth target unchanged at 7.5%
• China to continue 'proactive fiscal, prudent monetary' policy
BEIJING, March 5 (Xinhua) -- China will work hard to optimize the structure of government expenditures and limit administrative expenses in 2013, Premier Wen Jiabao said in a government work report to the country's top legislature on Tuesday.
The government will continue to give priority to spending on education, medical and health care, social security and other weak areas that are important to people's wellbeing, Wen told about 3,000 legislators at the first session of the 12th National People's Congress.
The government will strictly limit regular expenditures like administrative expenses, and practice thrift, he said.
Investment from the central government budget will be mainly made in government-subsidized housing projects; infrastructure projects related to agriculture, water conservancy and urban utilities networks; social programs and other projects to improve people's wellbeing; and energy conservation, emissions reduction and environmental protection, he said.