[photopress:three_gorges_dam02.jpg,full,alignright]26.9 billion RMB ($3.5 billion) will be invested in China’s Three Gorges Dam from 2007 to 2020 to develop tourism to provide jobs for people relocated for the project.
Tourism will be a pillar sector in the Three Gorges Dam region and should generate24.7% of the area’s GDP by 2020.
The Three Gorges tourism development plan has been issued by the National Development and Reform Commission and has been approved by a group of experts in tourism and city planning.
The fund, financed by government allocations and outside investments, would be used to upgrade the tourist ferries along the valley, build roads and docks forming a traffic network, improve tourist facilities and traffic infrastructure such as accommodation and catering, preserve historic sites and the develop culture-oriented attractions.
Source: People’s Daily Online