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Living conditions improved in Tibet

07-28-2010 08:47 BJT

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Northern Tibet is a vast but thinly populated area. Life hasn't been easy for the ever-migrating local herdsmen. But the days of poor housing have gone, as they're now settling down in newly-built homes.

Summer time is a migrating season for herdsmen in Ngari Prefecture, who are looking for grassland for their livestock. Sanggashique is back home after two months on grassland with his sheep.

Sanggashique, herdsman of Gar County, Ngari Prefecture, said, "In the past, everything was covered by dust in my old home when I was back from herding, and my family had no permanent shelter when the rainy season came. Now my new house stays clean and tidy even when I'm away for a couple of months.

The town, on a plateau, has taken on a fresh look under the "Comfortable Housing Project". The scheme was launched five years ago, aiming to end the migrating life of herdsmen.

Sajie, herdsman of Amdo County, Nakqu Prefecture, said, "Life was tough during the time when we moved around. But now everything is much easier in this house."

The local government has invested more than 600 million yuan in the project. More than 40,000 Tibetans have moved to their new home and enjoy their new life.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CNTV

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