Resettlement Commences for "Yangcheng Home"
A residential community named "Yangcheng Home" broke ground for the first phase on Feb. 1 in Weiting Township, SIP, which covers a land area of 310,000 square meters and will accommodate over 3,000 residents upon completion. The project is intended to build new homes for resettled peasants of the area whose land has been transferred for industrial use. The northern parts of the new community will be built into tourist attractions of "happy farm houses" and "happy fishermen's houses" to entertain domestic and overseas tourists with typical farm cuisines of the water country and Yangcheng Lake aquatic foods like the giant fresh-water crabs, so that the former peasants will be given opportunity to develop private economy in a "demonstration area of socialist new countryside".
Feb. 2, 2007