Xingtai, Hebei Province: fruit goes out of the mountain to say goodbye to "it is difficult to travel"
Xinhua News Agency, Shijiazhuang, November 7, by reporter Taoxiong Liu. With the familiar sound, Li Yunfeng, a farmer in Chanlinsi Village, the western mountainous area of Xingtai County, Hebei Province, drove out of the orchard with an agricultural troika full of apples and drove down the newly built downhill road to the fruit market at the mouth of the village. Weigh it and load it directly into the big truck you came to buy.
"this is the last batch of fruit. Apples are growing well this year, with a yield of more than 5000 catties per mu and an income of more than 10, 000 yuan." Li Yunfeng said cheerfully.
"in the past, the road was rugged and difficult, and the merchants did not want to come. The fruit farmers carried the fruit down the mountain through bumps and bumps. No matter how good the fruit was shipped to the market, it had to be dealt with at reduced prices, and some of it even became a 'hot potato' rotten in the mountains." Li Jianping, secretary of the party branch of Zen Temple Village, said that now the road is easy, and there is an endless stream of businessmen who come to buy fruit, and many citizens come specially to the mountains to pick fresh fruit, and apples are no longer worried about selling.
Fresh fruit out of the mountain is no longer "difficult to walk." The emergence of such a reverse pattern has something to do with the smooth implementation of the road to benefit the people in Xingtai County.
Xingtai County is a mountain county with "seven mountains, one beach and two fields". Due to the special geographical environment in the mountain area and the disrepair and serious damage of the road, it once affected the production and life of the people in the mountain village.
In order to solve the problem of travel difficulties for rural people, Xingtai County regards the convenient, safe and comfortable needs of the masses as the direction of its work, and implements the "smooth Rural Road" and "Baili Township Road Promotion" project. In a short period of two years, more than 400 kilometers of rural roads have been renovated and upgraded, and more than 180 bridges have been built, benefiting more than 230000 people in 318 villages along the road. Up to now, the total mileage of rural roads in the county has reached 1789 km, and the road paving rate has reached 95%.
The road is smooth and the industry is thriving. With the rapid progress of the traffic and benefit project, a crisscross and infinitely extended asphalt road extends from the main road to every corner of Xingtai County, connecting tourist scenic spots dotted with each other, and it is more convenient for people to travel. More and more visitors from outside the mountains are visiting the mountains.
"the road is easy to walk, and it is more convenient for people to travel. Remote mountain villages have become a destination for citizens to visit, and the road to prosperity among villagers is getting wider and wider." Looking at the smooth and spacious road at the mouth of the village, large and small vehicles shuttled back and forth, Hou Pingzhi, secretary of the party branch of Yingfang and Tai Village, said that fresh fruit is better to sell, the scenery becomes a "money" scene, and the life of the villagers will be better.