A poverty-stricken county in Guizhou Province has been accused of spending a lot of money to build the largest Miao goddess sculpture

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 A poverty-stricken county in Guizhou Province has been accused of spending a lot of money to build the largest Miao goddess sculpture


A staff member of the Publicity Department of Jianhe County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, told Hongxing news that the local government has spent all the funds in the past three years on the anti-poverty work of the whole county, and the construction of some ancillary facilities of the yangasha sculpture, which was originally planned, has been suspended.

According to the official website of the local government, in order to develop the tourism industry, the local government has invested a lot of money to build the yangasha hot spring town and the construction of the county scenic spot. The construction of the county scenic spot includes the construction of the yangasha theme park with the statue of the goddess yangasha.

According to the information published on the official website of Jianhe County Peoples Government in 2017, the estimated cost of yangasha sculpture is more than 86 million yuan. The total height of the proposed sculpture is 88 meters, including the height of the figure 66 meters and the base height of 22 meters. The final material of the characters is made of stainless steel forging, and the art presents a combination of sculpture and relief. The base of the sculpture is a circular 4-story building, surrounded by 8 groups of stainless steel spray decoration. Sculpture modeling has a strong theme, artistic, symbolic and monumental nature. Yangasha sculpture should be the only large-scale Miao figure sculpture at home and abroad.

According to public information, in May 2017, the construction of the Miao goddess yangasha, which was jointly created by Jianhe County Peoples government and Beijing lantiao Yutong sculpture Culture Co., Ltd., was completed. On December 16 of the same year, the sculpture was confirmed to be the largest Miao goddess yangasha sculpture in the world, and the world record certificate was issued.

World record certification body to sculpture certification site map

In addition, the investment amount of yangasha hot spring town is also very large. Lu Xianwen, executive vice minister of Publicity Department of Jianhe county Party committee, said in an interview with the media that the first phase scenic area project of Jianhe hot spring city core area covers an area of 430 mu, with a construction area of about 100000 m2 and a total investment of about 1.2 billion yuan. It is constructed according to the national 5A level scenic spot standard, and the maximum number of people to be received is about 10000 people per day. The whole project is invested and constructed by Jianhe County, employing domestic top professional companies Administration.

According to a news released on the official website of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture Peoples Government in January 2015, in recent years, Jianhe county has taken tourism and promoting consumption as the new fulcrum of county economic growth. The first is to invest 760 million yuan to build yangasha hot spring town; the second is to steadily promote the construction of scenic spots in the county. 80% of the site leveling works of yangasha theme park have been completed, and yangasha goddess sculpture has been commissioned by the Central Academy of fine arts to design and create real models. In 2014, the tourism growth rate of Jianhe County ranked first among the 10 national poverty alleviation and development key counties in the province, ranking the second.

According to official data, yangasha sculpture is an important part of the Miao cultural landscape belt

Official response to questions about spending huge sums of money to build image project

The Red Star News reporter noted that there were indeed some giant sculptures created by the government in some areas before, which were notified by the Ministry of housing and urban rural development because they did not comply with relevant regulations.

The Red Star News reporter noted that the Ministry of housing and urban rural development issued the notice on strengthening the construction and management of large-scale urban sculptures on September 29 this year, which made it clear to strengthen the control, management and review of sculpture. According to the notice, some urban sculptures have some problems, such as too large scale, low quality, unsuitable theme and incongruity with the surrounding environment. In particular, there are some deviations in the understanding and understanding of carrying forward the excellent traditional Chinese culture in some places.

The relevant notice map issued by the Ministry of housing and urban rural development is based on the official website of the Ministry of housing and urban rural development

In terms of defining the key points of construction and management, the notice mentioned that large-scale sculptures with a height of more than 10 meters or a width of more than 30 meters should be managed as important urban construction projects. The construction of large-scale sculptures with a height of more than 30 meters or a width of more than 45 meters should be strictly controlled. It is strictly forbidden to blindly build large-scale sculptures that are divorced from reality and the masses in the name of cultural heritage, tourism development and image promotion Plastic.

A staff member of the Publicity Department of Jianhe County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, told Hongxing news that yangasha sculpture had been questioned by netizens shortly after its completion. It happened that from 2018 to 2019, the whole county devoted all its efforts to poverty alleviation, and the local government spent all its funds on Poverty Alleviation, agriculture and other poverty alleviation related work Work with a slightly smaller working relationship, such as the tourism industry, urban construction and industrial construction, has slowed down, and the construction of some ancillary facilities of the yangasha sculpture, which was originally planned, has been suspended.

The staff also said that the yangasha theme park has promoted the development of tourism industry in the county in recent years, and ushered in the tourism peak during this years national day.

Related reports: starting from 700 million luxury middle schools in Shaanxi: major projects launched under 1.8 billion debts

Red Star News reported on August 28 that local government revenue was less than 200 million, but it spent 710 million to build a luxury middle school. Recently, Zhenan County in Shangluo City, Shaanxi Province, has been pushed into the air of public opinion because of the new Zhenan middle school.

According to a report published on August 13 by Xinhua news agency, Zhenan middle school has 24 main buildings, including teaching building, dormitory building, catering building, gymnasium and teachers apartment. There are also antique archway gate, 4-story carp leaping Dragon Gate fountain waterscape, rockery waterfall waterscape, waterwheel, plank road and many other landscape unrelated to teaching facilities. The total investment is as high as 710 million yuan. Zhenan County needs to repay at least 50 million yuan of loans every year for 12 consecutive years.

In the voice of public opinion, on August 24, the landmark 4-floor carp leaping dragons gate Waterscape fountain at the school gate and the pavilion near the waterfall group in the school began to be demolished. At the same time, according to China Newsweek, relevant leaders of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection have launched an investigation there.

Why should the local government build a luxury middle school? How was the project approved and started? Where does 710 million come from? According to a survey conducted by Red Star News reporters, the school was listed as a major local project and promoted by the Secretary and the county magistrate. At the beginning of the project, Zhenan County had been burdened with 1.85 billion yuan of government debt, but the construction budget was constantly rising.

The new Zhenan middle school is located in xiangbiwan, Taiping Village, Yongle Town, Zhenan County, Shangluo City, Shaanxi Province. Public information shows that in the construction process, the schools project is called Zhenan County third middle school construction project.

New Zhenan middle school completed

According to a number of information about the construction project on the website of the peoples Government of Zhenan County, the preparatory work of the school has been listed as an important agenda since 2014, and many meetings have been held.

On December 18, 2014, the decision to build a new school was officially made; on January 29, 2015, the project was officially launched. Shangluo daily published a report on the commencement of the project. Li Bo, member of the Standing Committee of Shangluo municipal Party committee and Secretary of Zhenan county Party committee, announced the start of construction at the scene, the report said. On the same day, early stage node projects such as water supply project in this area, qiandangou road construction project, and river crossing access road project in resettlement area were also launched at the same time.

A cadre of the County Education Bureau said in the above report that the project is committed to building a standardized, modern and landscape garden style complete middle school with beautiful environment, complete facilities and complete functions based on the concept of high standard planning, high-grade design and high-quality construction.

Why build a third middle school? The introduction of several project profiles shows that, due to geographical and historical reasons, the total amount of educational resources in the original urban area of Zhenan County is short of resources, the phenomenon of large classes, the shortage of functional departments, and the students off campus accommodation are more prominent. The new school is to solve these problems.

In fact, the idea of building a third middle school has already existed. As early as 2013, the then County Bureau of education and sports had issued the investment information for the construction of the third middle school. With the acceleration of urbanization, Zhenan County will accommodate more than one third of the countys population in the future, with a sharp increase in migrant workers and migrant workers, and a sharp rise in school demand. However, there are some prominent problems in urban schools, such as no space for development, serious extra large class size, small activity space, poor internal facilities, hidden dangers of food and lodging, and difficulty in supervision. Therefore, it is urgent to build a third middle school in Zhenan County, which has advanced school running concept, abundant teachers, complete functions, first-class facilities and beautiful environment.

According to the report on the implementation of the 2014 budget and the 2015 draft budget of Zhenan County, the balance of government debt reached 1.85 billion yuan at the end of 2014. According to the official website of Zhenan County Government

However, according to the report on the implementation of the 2014 budget and the 2015 draft budget of Zhenan County, the local financial situation is not optimistic when the project is ready and started. According to the preliminary screening results of government debt, the countys debt balance at the end of 2014 was 1.85 billion yuan, including 1.48 billion yuan of debt to be repaid by the government and 370 million yuan of debt with guarantee responsibility, In 2015, the growth rate of fiscal revenue has been significantly reduced, the scale of new financial resources has been significantly reduced, and the financial work is facing unprecedented difficulties and challenges.. It is a heavy task to resolve government debt.

Zhenan County No.3 middle school construction project was launched in such a financial situation.

According to the project information of PPP project library of the Ministry of finance, on December 18, 2014, the Standing Committee of Zhenan County Committee officially decided to build a standardized boarding school with complete functions, complete facilities, beautiful environment, energy conservation and environmental protection. The Secretary and the county magistrate, in accordance with the ideas of high standard planning, high-grade design and high-quality construction, promote the project construction.

The above information also mentioned that the construction project of the third middle school in Zhenan County is a key project in the 13th five year plan of Zhenan county to supplement the weak points and benefit the peoples livelihood. At the same time, a leading group with the Secretary of the county Party committee as the first group leader, the county magistrate as the group leader, the county leaders in charge of the county as the Deputy group leaders, and the heads of relevant departments as the members. The county government determined the County Bureau of science and education as the implementation agency of the project.

The relevant project information map of PPP project database of Ministry of finance is based on China PPP service platform

Among the official information disclosed by Zhenan County Government, after the start of the third middle school project, many county leaders went to the project site for many times to understand the construction progress, and Jia Jiangang, the county magistrate, held many on-site office meetings to personally grasp the project.

At the on-site meeting on October 12, 2015, Jia Jiangang required that all departments, towns and villages should actively raise and allocate project funds, solve the work of land acquisition, demolition and resettlement in the early stage, actively strive for projects, and promote the road construction and repair, greening and lighting, drinking water and infrastructure construction of resettlement area involved in the construction of the third middle school project. Speed up the application for approval of project construction land, timely do a good job in land security for project construction, and accelerate the progress of project construction.

At an on-site promotion meeting in January 2016, Jia Jiangang pointed out that as a major project in the whole county, the construction of the third middle school project in the county is a major livelihood project that contributes to the present and benefits the future.

According to the official website of Zhenan County Government

According to public information, on July 25, 2016, Zhenan County Government approved the third middle school project to adopt the PPP mode for investment and financing construction. On November 17 of that year, Shaanxi Huaxia Tendering Co., Ltd. was entrusted by Zhenan county science and technology, education and Sports Bureau to invite bids.

According to the bidding announcement, the project is used for standardized boarding middle school to solve the problems such as the shortage of total educational resources in the original urban area of Zhenan County, the phenomenon of large classes, the shortage of functional departments, and the students off campus accommodation. The BOT mode of Build Operate Transfer is adopted, and the cooperation period is 14 years, of which the construction period is 2 years and the operation period is 12 years. The scope of project cooperation is as follows: the social capital side is responsible for the investment and financing, construction, operation and maintenance, and project handover of the project, and has the right to obtain government payment according to the date specified in the contract.

In June 2020, the propaganda film of new Zhenan middle school produced by the science and Education Bureau of Zhenan County and the TV station also explained the construction process. It was mentioned that the project construction was officially started on January 29, 2015, and more than ten preliminary works were completed in the following two years, including site selection investigation, planning demonstration, environmental impact assessment, disaster assessment, project approval, mountain cutting to river reconstruction, land acquisition and demolition.

After the completion of the preliminary work, the project was finally started in June 2017.

Rising construction costs of 300 million, 516 million and 710 million

In terms of capital budget, the total budget investment of the project is about 513.6 million yuan, including 324.1 million yuan for engineering construction and installation, 179.7195 million yuan for other expenses, and 9.7805 million yuan for basic reserve funds. But in fact, the project was initially released in the investment promotion information of 2013 issued by the former county bureau of education and sports, showing that the budget investment amount is 300 million yuan.

According to the investment promotion information released by the former Zhenan County Education and Sports Bureau in 2013, the budget investment amount is 300 million yuan. According to the official website of Zhenan County Government

How to increase the budget by 200 million yuan? Red Star News reporter compared the investment information in 2013 and the bidding information since then, and found that the floor area and total construction area of the project are quite different: the floor area increased from 126 Mu to 271.9 mu, and the construction area increased from 87200 square meters to 129140 square meters. It is worth noting that the area of teachers rooms has also doubled from 12000 square meters to 25040 square meters.

How to form the budget of 516.6 million yuan? The project bidding document introduces the budget funds as follows: the source of funds is 102.8 million yuan of project capital, 22.8 million yuan is contributed by Zhenan County State-owned Assets Investment Co., Ltd., and 80 million yuan is invested by social capital. 9.03 billion yuan of construction funds have been granted by the Government Construction Bank.

According to the pre qualification announcement of PPP mode construction project of the third middle school project in Zhenan County, the total budget investment of the project is about 516.6 billion yuan. According to the Chinese government procurement network

On April 19, 2017, Shaanxi Huaxia Tendering Co., Ltd. issued a bid winning announcement, Shaanxi Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. won the bid and became the social capital Party of the project. According to the BOT rules, Zhenan No.3 middle school project company controlled by Shaanxi Construction Co., Ltd. is also the maintenance and operation Party of the middle school, and will obtain annual budget expenditure of 53.3775 million yuan from Zhenan County for 12 consecutive years. After 12 years of operation, the project company will hand over the third middle school to Zhenan County.

On August 28, 2017, Zhenan No.3 Middle School Project Construction Management Co., Ltd. was established. According to the registration information, the registered capital of the company is 102.8 million yuan, including 22.8 million yuan from Zhenan State-owned Assets Investment Co., Ltd., and 80 million yuan from Shaanxi Construction Engineering Group Co., Ltd. The business scope of the company is: investment, construction, operation and maintenance of the third middle school in Zhenan County.

It was in this year that Shangluo daily listed the achievements of multi measures, financing and development in Zhenan in project construction to leverage catch-up and surpass the hard lever, which included the adoption of PPP mode to accelerate the construction of the third middle school project. In that year, social capital of 4.68 billion yuan was introduced into major projects in the county, accounting for 46.9% of the total investment.

Related reports in Shangluo daily at the end of 2017

According to the industrial and commercial information, since then, the third middle school project construction management Co., Ltd. of Zhenan County has pledged its equity in full to Shangluo branch of Changan Bank Co., Ltd. The latter has provided 320 million yuan of project loans.

However, the final construction cost of the school reached 710 million yuan. In an interview with Xinhua news agency, the relevant person in charge of the schools preparation office said that in the future, the county will take some money to pay back part of the debt, and then try to get funds from the higher authorities to solve part of the problem..

Where did all this money go? According to the Xinhua report, there are 24 main buildings in the new site, including teaching building, dormitory building, catering building, gymnasium and teachers apartment. In the campus, in addition to the stone railings that can be seen everywhere, every building has a Tang style building roof. At the same time, it also includes multi-level waterfall group, pavilions, rockeries, waterwheel, plank road, Waterscape, stone arch bridge and other landscape facilities.

The cost of rockery waterfall waterscape is more than 2 million yuan. The total cost of green belt and pipe network of the whole school is more than 80 million yuan. In addition, 90.8 million yuan was spent on land demolition, three supplies and one leveling, planning and design.

Five years of construction, Zhenan County No. 3 middle school construction project has been completed, named as the new campus of Zhenan middle school.

Zhenan County on the crest of the storm

Local media in Zhenan reported that Li Bo, member of the Standing Committee of the municipal Party committee and Secretary of the county Party committee, and Hu Dongliang, director of the Municipal Education Bureau, unveiled the name of Zhenan middle school at the ceremony. Hu Dongliang said in the ceremony speech that over the years, Zhenan county Party committee and county government have always adhered to the concept of no poor education, no more hardship, no children and poor county should run a big education. The newly-built Zhenan middle school is of great and far-reaching significance for steadily improving the education quality of the whole county and promoting the balanced development of urban and rural compulsory education The meaning of.

The opening ceremony of new Zhenan middle school

However, not long after its inauguration, the school with great significance and Zhenan County were pushed to the forefront of public opinion.

On August 13, Xinhua News Agency published a report, there is nothing wrong with building a beautiful school. Why is this luxury middle school confusing? u300bu3002 According to the report, in 2019, Zhenan County, a deep poverty-stricken county in southwest Shaanxi Province, has just lifted its hat from poverty. The annual financial revenue of the county is less than 200 million yuan, but it spent 710 million yuan to build a luxury middle school, resulting in the countys high debt.

According to the official debt situation, the debt balance of Zhenan County in 2018 was nearly 2.14 billion yuan, close to the limit of more than 2.15 billion yuan in that year. In 2019, the government debt balance of the whole county has reached more than 2.54 billion yuan, which is also close to the limit of more than 2.55 billion yuan.

According to the government work report of Zhenan County in 2020, the local financial revenue of Zhenan county will be only 178 million yuan in 2019, which is characterized by limited financial support capacity and increasing expenditure pressure.

Zhenan countys report on the implementation of the budget in 2019 and the draft budget in 2020 shows that from January to may 2020, the local tax revenue of the whole county is only 60.81 million yuan, a decrease of 7.2% compared with the same period of last year. In 2020, the government debt service will increase sharply, and the contradiction between revenue and expenditure will become more acute..

In the face of increasing debt and prominent income and expenditure contradictions, Zhenan middle school with a huge capital of 710 million yuan has been questioned. However, when Zhenan County Finance Bureau organized experts to carry out qualitative evaluation on the project value for money, the final conclusion of the demonstration of financial affordability is: pass.

On August 28, red star journalists called Zhenan County No.3 Middle School Project Construction Management Co., Ltd., county science and Education Bureau, county government, and county publicity department on August 28, but none of them received any response. The Discipline Inspection Commission of Zhenan County responded to the Red Star News reporter. At present, the Discipline Inspection Commission of Shaanxi Province and Shangluo City has also launched an investigation into the luxury middle school incident.

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