A poverty-stricken county in Guizhou has invested more than 86 million to build goddess sculptures? Official response

 A poverty-stricken county in Guizhou has invested more than 86 million to build goddess sculptures? Official response

Recently, a netizen took a 88m aerial photo of the worlds largest Miao goddess Yang Asha. The sculpture was started in November 2016 and completed in July 2017 in Jianhe County, Guizhou Province. The whole statue is 88 meters high and costs more than 86 million yuan. It is reported that Jianhe county was once a state-level poverty-stricken county. On March 3, 2020, Jianhe County withdrew from the poverty-stricken county sequence. Some netizens questioned that the sculpture was a image project built by the local government with a huge amount of money. It is better to use the funds for poverty alleviation.

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.

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Yangasha, the worlds largest Miao goddess, was built in Jianhe, Guizhou Province, at a cost of 86 million yuan (source: video synthesis)

It is certified as the worlds largest Miao goddess yangasha sculpture

According to public information, the legend of Yang Asha has been handed down for generations in the Jianhe area of Qingshui River in Guizhou Province. Since 2007, Jianhe has held the yangasha cultural festival every year, which has become a driving force for Jianhe to expand its publicity, shape its image and promote cultural tourism.

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.

Jianhe county government released the yangasha sculpture procurement information map, according to the Jianhe county government official website

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.

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 the official website of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture Peoples Government in January 2018, Jianhe County strives to promote the synchronous development of new-type tourism industrialization and ecological development. Among them, the establishment of yangasha sculpture and the hot spring scenic spot are integrated into the urban landscape planning, forming a county tourism complex based on yangasha culture, realizing the three major goals of widely absorbing employment, boosting poverty alleviation and strengthening the county and enriching the people. Jianhe tourism boosting poverty alleviation model has been highly recognized by the higher authorities.

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.

Official data show that Yang Asha sculpture is an important part of Miao cultural landscape belt according to the network

Yangasha, the worlds largest Miao goddess, was built with a cost of 86 million yuan in Jianhe, Guizhou (source: original)

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

The 88 meter sculpture of Yang Asha, the largest Miao goddess in the world, was taken by netizens. Some netizens questioned that Jianhe county was still a state-level poverty-stricken county when it invested a lot of money to create the sculpture, and it only withdrew from the poverty-stricken county sequence in March 2020. If the funds are used to get rid of poverty, the county may be able to get rid of poverty earlier, which is a image project.

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

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.

According to official information, since the hot spring scenic spot was officially opened on October 1, 2017, including the yangasha cultural square complex, it has achieved tourism revenue of more than 20 million yuan, received more than 1000 tourists a day, and received an average monthly income of more than 5 million yuan. It is reported that after the completion of the Jianhe hot spring cultural tourism complex project, the daily reception capacity will reach 50000 people and 3700 jobs can be provided, including more than 2000 poor people.

Red Star journalist Chen Qingyuan

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Dushan County once introduced shuisi building, which started construction in September 2016. It is a large-scale complex integrating exhibition, hotel accommodation and sightseeing. It is a landmark building mainly built in Jingxin valley scenic area. The building covers an area of 5215 square meters, with 24 floors and 99.9 meters high. After completion, it is expected to declare three world records: the worlds highest glazed pottery building; the worlds highest Shui, Buyi and Miao ethnic elements; and the worlds largest archway. The water company building will be shut down around June 2018.

This project originated from Pan Zhili, former Secretary of Dushan county Party committee.

Pan Zhili was born in Haian County, Jiangsu Province in September 1964. Since August 2007, he has been the director of the Management Committee of Haian Economic Development Zone, deputy secretary of the Party Working Committee and Secretary of the Party committee of Chengdong Town, Haian County. From 2010 to 2011, Guizhou introduced 12 outstanding cadres from Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shandong, Hebei and Chongqing in two batches to serve as county Party Secretary, including pan Zhili. In July 2010, he was transferred to Dushan County, Qiannan Prefecture, Guizhou Province as secretary of the county Party committee.

During his work in Dushan, pan Zhili made every effort to promote great construction, great development and great leap forward, among which the important starting point is to implement the nationwide investment promotion. He claimed that with the greatest preferential treatment, the best service and the most practical style to meet the investment of all parties.

In order to finance, Dushan county has set up a number of financing platforms. According to a report of the countys news and media center in 2017, there are 36 financing platform companies in the county, including 5 companies with total assets of more than 6 billion yuan, 4 companies with a total assets of 3 billion to 6 billion yuan, 10 enterprises with 1 billion to 3 billion yuan, and 16 companies with less than 1 billion yuan. The financing projects in Dushan County claim to be high efficiency, and they are guaranteed by the government reputation, which is easy to gain the trust of investors.

Golf course, Dushan University Town, the worlds first water company building With a large amount of funds, Dushan county a number of major projects have been launched. However, due to the excessive number of projects started at the same time and the high debt, the funds were broken and many projects were uncompleted.

In October 16, 2019, official account of WeChat of the Supreme Peoples Procuratorate sent news: Recently, the former Secretary of the Dushan county Party committee of Guizhou province (Pan Zhili) was suspected of accepting bribes and breach of privilege. The case was designated by the Guizhou peoples Procuratorate and the peoples Procuratorate of Anshun City filed a public prosecution according to law to the Anshun intermediate peoples court.

In 2018, Dushans total fiscal revenue was 1 billion 8 million yuan (including export tax rebate), and the registered residence population was 356 thousand and 65 at the end of 2018. According to this calculation, the 40 billion debt means that the per capita debt of Dushan county is 112000 yuan.

The image of Guan Gong in Jingzhou, Hubei Province

Spend 1.5 billion yuan to build

The whole statue, together with its base, is nearly 58 meters high

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The light green dragon Yanyue Dao is 70 meters long

It weighs 136 tons

If you want to visit the statue, you need to pay 40 yuan to buy a ticket to Guangong Yiyuan. The only scenic spot inside is the statue. However, due to the huge statue, the effect of close viewing is not good, leading to the poor management of the scenic spot.

On July 10, this year, the worlds largest Guan Gong statue in Jingzhou, Hubei Province, is sinking, without planning permission and without fire inspection and acceptance. According to a report, on June 17, 2016, the Guangong Yiyuan Garden opened. Under the 48 meter high statue of Guan Gong, a two-story building, named the center of Guangong culture exhibition, was built.

The park is declared as a new landmark of Jingzhou tourism. Jingzhou wanted to play the card of Guangong culture and sing cultural tourism by borrowing the Yiyuan, but more than four years later, tourists and citizens did not buy it. Accompanied by the poor management, the Guangong cultural exhibition center has not passed the fire inspection and acceptance, and the foundation of Guangong statue is sinking.

The official account of WeChat in Jingzhou shows that there are many activities in the base of Guan Gong statue during the National Day holiday. Chen Degui, general manager of Jinglv group, said that he had just learned that the Ministry of housing and urban rural development had informed him of the matter. After receiving specific opinions, the company will actively implement the opinions of the superior and seriously rectify the situation.

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Tourists are becoming more and more rational

Tourism taste is getting higher and higher

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Waste human, material, financial and land resources

Make a stunt

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The impulse to spend huge sums of money to build giant statues everywhere

Its time to say no!