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700,000 ecological jobs created in Tibet since 2016
update:January 30,2018
Jan. 30, 2018 -- Nearly 6.17 billion yuan was poured into ecological protection in Tibet in 2017. Since 2016, 700,000 ecological jobs have been created for Tibet's farmers with an annual subsidy of 3,000 yuan per person.

Jan. 30, 2018 -- Yutuo Ditch Scenic Area in Doilungdeqen county, Tibet. (File Photo/Zhao Yan)

In 2017, Tibet's environmental organs handled 1,022 petition letters, drew ecological red lines in 15 counties and completed inspections of 11 national nature reserves. Three cities in Tibet -- Shannan, Nyingchi and Shigatse -- were listed as national pilot zones for ecological advancement.

Jan. 30, 2018 -- Beautiful landscape along a fast lane to Lhasa Gonggar Airport. (File Photo/Zhao Yan)

By the end of September 2017, 4,173 highly polluting old vehicles have been scrapped. More new energy vehicles will be put into use to ease pollution.

Jan. 30, 2018 -- Potala Palace. (File Photo/He Penglei)

By: Ma Wenhui
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