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Shigatse Future Outlook

Author:tibetbest.net     Last updated:2013/12/1 16:03:01     Onclick:3398


Shigatse"s spectacular scenery has been attracting an increasing number of tourists from around the world. Now, two three-star hotels and one two-star hotel have been granted the right to receive foreign visitors. In 1994, Xigaze received more than 18,500 visitors with a general turnover of 12.41 million yuan or a net profit of 4.38 million yuan. By the end of 1994, Xigaze had received more than 40,000 visitors, earning 18.1 million yuan and 2.1807 million US dollars.

Facing the challenges of the 21st century, Xigaze people are confident and hopeful. More ambitious goals have been put forward by Xigaze District Administrative Office: adhere to the policy of emphasizing agriculture and animal husbandry as the basis of economic development; strongly promote the status of agriculture and animal husbandry; improve the quantity and quality of agricultural and stock products to meet the demands of the people and the market. By the year 2010, grain output will reach 450,000 tons, a 55.76 percent growth or an annual growth rate of 3 percent; oil-bearing crops output will reach 60,000 tons, an increase of 263.2 percent or an annual growth rate of 8.98 percent; meat product output will reach 35,000 tons; and milk product output, 60,000 tons. Xigaze will put greater efforts in developing township enterprises and a diversified economy. The enterprise values will reach 1,725 million, or an annual growth rate of 23.36 percent, while the income of a diversified economy will reach 960 million yuan, or an annual growth rate of 16.8 percent.

Xigaze will promote the infrastructural construction in the fields of energy, traffic and telecommunications. By 2010, the installed capacity of power in Xigaze will reach 122,000 kw/h with an annual generated power of 500 million kw/h. A network of highways will be built to connect 98 percent of the counties and townships in Xigaze. Programmed telephone lines will reach every county and town and connect with the national telephone network. Telephone coverage will be improved to 5 percent from the present 1.03 percent.

Xigaze will make efforts to develop the manufacturing industry, increase the actual strength of its economy, fully use the natural resources, develop the industries of mining, wool weaving, leather, grain and oil crops processing, food processing, mineral water, Tibetan medicine and building materials, and gradually set up a batch of key enterprises to develop key products with local characteristics.
Xigaze will develop the service industry, expand and explore the market, smooth channels for commodities, propel the development of production and prosperity of economy and increase the income of the people. The border will be open to foreign trade to promote its cooperation and exchange with the outside world.

Xigaze will quicken its economic development while paying more attention to better economic benefits and a better economic structure. By the year 2010, Xigaze will increase its domestic added-value to 3.45 billion yuan with an annual growth rate of 11.6 percent. Industrial and agricultural values will reach 3.7 billion yuan, with an annual growth rate of 12.45 percent. Local financial income will reach 250 million yuan, with an annual growth rate of 17.26 percent. People will lead a well-off life and become richer. People"s income and consuming capacity will be improved and their means of subsistence will become more abundant.

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