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CGTN published this video item, entitled “From Gobi Desert to fertile land, former poor village in Xinjiang develops forest and fruit industry” – below is their description.
For more: https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-11-24/Village-in-Xinjiang-develops-forests-and-fruit-and-shakes-off-poverty–VA2RBkhP4A/index.html Adil Eli and a number of poverty alleviation team members spent nearly four years in a poor village in #Xinjiang developing the forest and fruit industry, helping the village get out of poverty. #ZeroPoverty2020 Once there was the Gobi Desert in Yeyilgan village, and then it became a fertile land, filled with local specialty fruits such as melons and almonds from Baren Township. “Villagers at that time would instead drink corn paste every day than try to eat hand-meat,” said Adil Eli. The local authority transformed 600,000 cubic meters of soil on the #Gobi desert into a forest and fruit industrial zone with the melting snow water in Mount Muztagata. A total of 116 forest rangers from poor registered households were then employed in the multi-functional zone, with their annual income reaching 15,000 yuan ($2,280). Around 836 villagers now work around the county. “Villagers want to earn money and work every day,” said Adil. Yeyilgan village, with 433 poor households and a total number of 2,032 people, has been lifted out of poverty in 2019.CGTN YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Xinjiang
Xinjiang, an autonomous territory in northwest China, is a vast region of deserts and mountains. It’s home to many ethnic minority groups, including the Turkic Uyghur people. The ancient Silk Road trade route linking China and the Middle East passed through Xinjiang, a legacy that can be seen in the traditional open-air bazaars of its oasis cities, Hotan and Kashgar.