2021-10-14

Zuoquan in Shanxi brightens the background of Rural Revitalization of ecology and activates village economy

By yqqlm yqqlm

Beijing, Jinzhong, October 14 (Xinhua) Title: Zuoquan in Shanxi brightens the background of Rural Revitalization and ecological activation of village economy

in late autumn, at the foot of Taihang Mountain, a stream of clear water flows along the village from north to south. This is what the reporter saw when visiting Zhaojiazhuang, Zuoquan, Shanxi a few days ago

Zhaojiazhuang, located in the west of Zuoquan, is 16km away from the county. Taihang Mountain No. 1 tourist highway passes around the village, and the tributary of Qingzhang river flows here. It is close to mountains and rivers and has a good ecological environment. It attracts black storks, Orioles, carved owls and other national key protected birds to “settle down and settle down”

Zuoquan in Shanxi brightens the background of Rural Revitalization of ecology and activates village economy

it is located in Zhaojiazhuang in the west of Zuoquan, 16km away from the county seat, and Taihang Mountain No. 1 tourist highway passes around the village. Photo by Hu Jian

if you want beauty, first treat the water. In recent years, focusing on the ecological concept of “smooth river, clear water, green bank and beautiful scenery”, Zuo Quan has integrated green planting, industry, water control and rural tourism, and focused on building the most distinctive ecological waterscape village in the middle of Taihang to promote rural revitalization

“originally this was the river beach.” Cao Xianwen, Secretary of the Party branch of Zhaojiazhuang village, said that in recent years, the local water conservancy department has comprehensively renovated the tributary of Qingzhang river through dredging the river channel, building embankments and relieving floods. This tributary has now become a beautiful scenery line in the village

Cao Xianwen told reporters that in the past, the economic income of the village mainly depended on farming, photovoltaic and other industries. Now, the better and better ecological environment has enabled the villagers of Zhaojiazhuang to eat a “tourism meal” at the door of their home. The newly-built amusement parks and farmhouses in the village in recent years have driven the villagers to increase their income and become rich. “For example, women can increase their family’s income by 1500 yuan a month.”

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the good local ecological environment has attracted many national key protected birds such as black stork, oriole and carved owl to “settle down”. Photographed by Gao Yuqing

and Zhaojiazhuang is only one of the 22 waterscape villages being built by Zuo Quan

in 2020, Zuo Quan was selected into 55 pilot counties for water system connectivity and comprehensive improvement of rural water systems in China, the first in Shanxi. The total investment of the project is 357 million yuan, which is divided into water conservancy projects and non water conservancy projects. Among them, the water conservancy project mainly involves the West source trunk stream of Qingzhang and 7 primary and 4 secondary tributaries, benefiting 4 townships, 54 administrative villages and 37428 people, including Liaoyang town and Shixiang township

Zhang Jianping, deputy director of the water resources bureau of Zuoquan County, said that through the comprehensive regulation of the river, the water system in the West source of Qingzhang is unblocked, the water system pattern is complete, the shape is natural, the river regime is stable, the drainage is smooth, and the ecological livability of the villages along the river has also been improved

Linhe River, located in the southeast of Shixiang Township, is also a waterscape village. Since the beginning of this year, the local government has invested more than 750000 yuan to complete river regulation and guard fence installation

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the picture shows the tributary of Qingzhang river. Photo by Gao Yuqing

relying on the construction of waterscape village, Linhe village vigorously develops rural tourism, introduces private enterprises such as Zuoquan qingcaoyuan Agricultural Development Co., Ltd., and develops projects such as water park, characteristic home stay, summer camp and traditional Chinese medicine plantation, driving the village collective to increase its annual income by more than 40000 yuan

“the cave accommodation built in our village has basically taken shape. After the internal decoration next spring, we can receive tourists,” said Zhao Xuedong, Secretary of Linhe village Party branch

up to now, among the 22 waterscape villages planned and implemented in Zuoquan County, 14 waterscape villages such as HaoGou, Heyu and Linhe have been completed. The remaining eight waterscape villages are expected to be completed by the end of October this year. (end)