Work Conference on Promoting Culture and Tourism Integrated Development Held in Pingjiang County

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The Yueyang promoting culture and tourism integrated development work conference was held in Pingjiang County on July 3, 2019. Liu Hesheng, CPC Yueyang Municipal Committee secretary, emphasized that Yueyang has the advantage and potential to develop its culture and tourism industries. The whole city must strengthen confidence and seize opportunities, and strive to build itself a strong cultural tourism powerhouse. He called for making new and greater contributions to the construction of Hunan's new growth pole, national regional central city, and a metropolitan city.

Yu Xinrong, CPC Hunan Provincial Committee Publicity Department deputy director and Hunan Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism CPC Leadership Group secretary, attended. Li Aiwu, CPC Yueyang Municipal Committee deputy secretary and Yueyang mayor, presided over the meeting. Other municipal leaders such as Ma Na, Tan Zhenghong, Peng Xianzheng, Qiu Hong, Liu Xiaoying, Kong Fujian, Xie Chunsheng, and Secretary General Liu Chuanhan also joined the meeting.

In recent years, the culture and tourism department of the city has paid close attention to cultural tourism infrastructure, public services, publicity and promotion, and industrial development. The industry has achieved simultaneous improvement in speed, quality and efficiency. Last year, the city's cultural industry output valued 60 billion CNY, accounted for 5% of the GDP. The city received over 57 million arrivals, achieving tourism revenue of more than 56 billion CNY, a year-on-year increase of 32.69%.

A signing ceremony of key municipal culture and tourism projects was also held at the meeting. Participants visited such cultural tourism projects as Pingjiang, Bailu Lake-Chuiyanli, Panshizhou Isle, Pingjiang Uprising Memorial Hall, and Hanchang Kiln. Vice Mayor Qiu Hong made a work report, and the leaders of Pingjiang County, Nanhu New District, Yueyang Municipal Bureau of Natural Resources and Planning, Yueyang Municipal Urban Administration and Law Enforcement Bureau, and Yueyang Tower Scenic Area made speeches.

Translator: Yu Jiangjiang
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