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1,375 Damxung Tibetans benefit from tourism
09:08, July 12, 2010  

By the end of May, a total of 1,375 local farmers and herdsmen had benefited from tourism with an increase of 49% in Damxung County of Lhasa, capital city of southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR).

In Damxung, Tourism becomes an important industry to create more jobs for local farmers and herdsmen and increase their incomes.

The Damxung government helps set up 30 booths at the Yangbajain tourist spot and 50 booths at the Namtso tourist spot, where the local farmers and herdsmen can sell homemade handicraft articles.

Meanwhile, local farmers and herdsmen are also encouraged to build folklore villages, which not only boost the employment opportunities, but also promote the homemade yogurt and cream in the market.

A total of 1,082 Tibetans work at the Namtso tourist site with the per capita annual income of 3,030 yuan.

Thousands of farmers and herdsmen received tourist trainings to increase the awareness of tourist service and improve their skills.

Source: China Tibet Information Center

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