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NW China’s Gannan speeds up poverty relief
By:en.tibetol.cn
update:April 16,2019

Apr. 16, 2019 -- Garna scenic area in Tewo, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. By Yang Yanmin

Apr. 16, 2019 -- Over the past five years, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture of northwest China's Gansu province has seen a whopping reduction in the number of people living in poverty, from 171,200 at the end of 2013 to 21,600 at the end of 2018 . A total of 200 poor villages have been lifted out of poverty, according to a press conference held by the government of Gannan in Lanzhou city, capital of Gansu province, on April 12.
 
Benefiting from ecotourism and stock farming, Gannan achieved a GDP of 15.573 billion yuan in 2018, up 5 percent year-on-year and a growth rate of 4.7 percentage points higher than the previous year, according to Wang Jianjun, vice governor of Gannan.
 
Apr. 15, 2019 -- A Buddhist ritual is held in the first month of the lunar year in Lhamo Monastery, Luchu county, Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. By Yang Yanmin
 
In recent years, Gannan has promoted the development of an export-oriented economy. Up to now, a number of international trading enterprises have been cultivated and the prefecture has attracted from regions like Hong Kong, Macao, Japan and Singapore 44 investment projects with a total contractual value of 5.55 billion yuan.

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