During the third session of the Selection of Chinese Top 100 Ecological Cities and Scenic Areas, the county of Pujiang was selected in the 2017 Top 10 Ecological and Tourism Cities.
Co-organized by Xinhua News Agency, People’s Daily News Agency, and the State Survey and Research Center, the event aims to promote modernized, cultural, and ecological cities and scenic areas, as well as stressing the significance of local initiatives related to environmental protection, which are hoped to actively contribute to the development of green economy.
Since 2013, after the release of the Integrated Planning of Ecological Greenways and Tourism in Pujiang County, the construction of greenways was launched. There are plans to establish a network of greenways covering 331.88 km throughout the county. At present, a local investment of 540 million RMB was registered to complete the construction of over 170 km of greenways. Seventy more km will be completed by the end of the year, and an additional 50 km per year will be built, also in connection with the Mid-Zhejiang Greenway network.
Pujiang Greenway also became the racecourse of the cross-country race circuit, the 2017 International Cross-Country Run – Idyllic Pujiang. However long the total distance of course, the scenery along it amazed the contestants, who labeled the track the most beautiful in the country. (By Zhang Xiaofeng, translated by Marco Lovisetto, edited by Kendra Fiddler)