Happy life in a "young" village in China's Tibet

Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-31 16:41:11|Editor: huaxia

Gongkang is a very "young" village in Gyaca County, Shannan City of SW China's Tibet Autonomous Region. It was once a barren land near the Yarlung Zangbo River, with an average altitude of over 3,200 meters. In 2016, it was designated as Shannan's largest relocation site for poverty alleviation program. Covering an area of 47.2 hectares, the village drew about 1,270 residents from nearly 370 households. New houses, a kindergarten, a clinic, cattle sheds and waste transfer stations have been built. About 112 hectares of farmland have been cultivated, with a per capita arable land of about 860 square meters. In 2019, the per capita income of the villagers reached over 1,580 U.S. dollars.