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Tibet to invest 400 million yuan in nomad’s settlement

09-13-2012 11:25 BJT Special Report:This is Tibet |

With an average altitude of 4,000 meters, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau possesses main native pasture in China. According to the statistics, over one million Tibetan herders have bid farewell to their centuries-old nomadic lifestyle and settled down in towns and cities during the past few years.


Photo taken on September 8, 2012 shows nomads grazing in Sog
County, Nagqu Prefecture of Tibet. [Photo/ Xinhua]

With an average altitude of 4,000 meters, Qinghai-Tibet Plateau possesses main native pasture in China. According to the statistics, over one million Tibetan herders have bid farewell to their centuries-old nomadic lifestyle and settled down in towns and cities during the past few years.

China has invested 1.2 billion yuan in settlement of more than 4,000 thousands nomads in 60 alpine counties majoring in animal husbandry during the ten years from 2001 to 2011, to construct residential communities and auxiliary projects such as housing, pens, straw storages and drinking water for both people and livestock.

Tibet plans to invest 400 million yuan more in nomad’s settlement of 13.4 thousands households in the approaching five years,during the “Twelfth Five-Year” plan period of China.


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