CHINA, March 9, AsiaPort -- Guizhou Province in Southwest China will invest
heavily in the next three years to step up infrastructure construction in
scenic spots area in the
Miao-Dong Autonomous Prefecture in southwest Guizhou with a view to Attracting more
visitors. Seven million RMB yuan (US$ 840,000) already been allocated by the
State Development Planning Commission and the National Tourism Administration
for construction of infrastructure facilities in the prefecture, said Yang
Shengming, an official in charge of the province's tourism.
She said the prefecture, known for its unique folk customs, ethnic cultures and
ancient buildings, has been listed by UNESCO as one of the world's top 10
scenic spots. Construction of highways and an airport leading to the prefecture
are currently under way, making it easier for tourists to reach the area.
Guizhou is known as a
"garden province" for its scenic forests and ancient architectural buildings.
Ref.: Guizhou Economic News, Page 5, March 13, 2000