As sunlight sparkles on the green water covered by duckweeds, tourists row across trees and appreciate the natural beauty in Luyanghu Wetland Park, Yangzhou, Jiangsu province.
For about 20 years, local officials have been devoted to revitalizing the countryside economy. On the basis of green development, the remote village has made great progress by combining agriculture and tourism, placing equal emphasis on increasing people”s income and environment protection.
Zhang Fulong, the secretary of the CPC committee in the village, began to exploit tourism resources of Luyanghu Lake in 2000. Over 20 million yuan ($3.13 million) has been invested to establish natural reserve for wildlife, wetland park and tourist attractions, Yangzhou Broadcast & Television Media Group reported.
Yin Gaolong, a 65-year-old villager, said he earned at most 20,000…