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Zhentang sees locals prosper through farming boom
2022-01-04 15:05:02


Sherpa women carry supplies uphill in Zhentang Town of Xigaze, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov 24, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

Zhentang Town is located in the southwest of Dingjie county, Xigaze City, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, and on the southern slope of the middle section of the Himalayas. With an average altitude of about 2,000 meters, it is the main settlement area of the Sherpa people.

In recent years, Zhentang Town has undergone significant changes. The Zhentang Highway, invested by the state, has been opened to traffic. While a large number of infrastructures have been put into use, Zhentang Town also considers border trade, aquaculture, tourism, processing industry and other characteristic and advantageous industries as their main focuses of development, helping the growing number of farmers and herdsmen to increase their income. In 2020, the per capita disposable income of farmers and herdsmen will reach 10,679.4 yuan ($1,676.6).

Third-year primary school student Wang Mo reads a textbook in class in Zhentang Town of Xigaze, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Nov 24, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
Nyima (R), a Sherpa villager in Zhentang of Xigaze, and his family hold a Chinese national flag in front of their house on Nov 25, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
A combo photo taken on Nov 24, 2021 shows Sherpa villagers in Zhentang Town of Xigaze, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [Photo/Xinhua]
Sherpa parents pick up their children after school in Zhentang Town of Xigaze, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Nov 24, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]

An aerial photo taken on Nov 27, 2021 shows Zhentang Town in Xigaze, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region. [Photo/Xinhua]

A Sherpa woman works in the field in Zhentang Town of Xigaze, Southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov 26, 2021. [Photo/Xinhua]
Source: China Daily


 
 
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