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LIJIANG

REFORMULATED ACTION PLAN

 

Presenter: Zhou Hong
Deputy Governor of Lijiang County Government


On the basis of the Action Plan, which was presented on 11th October, and the experience shared with the experts and the other seven pilot sites, the previous action plan has been reformulated. Now, I would like to present the reformulated action plan as following:

1.

The new items which have been added into the action plan

a.

Charge of the “Entrance ticket to the Lijiang Ancient Town”. We are planning to charge the tourists with 80 Yuan RMB as the entrance fee to the Ancient Town of Lijiang in LIEU of the ongoing “conservation fee”, which is 20 Yuan RMB per person per day, the entrance fee to the Mu Family’s Palace, which is 45 Yuan RMB per person and the entrance fee to Wan Gu Tower, which is 15 Yuan RMB per person. To enhance the monitoring, management and allocation of this entrance fee and ensure the sufficient use of this entrance fee on the preservation of Lijiang Old Town. The use of this fee is as following:

 

  1. For the restoration and the infrastructure of the Lijiang Ancient Town
  2. Pay for the staff
  3. For the planning, advertisement, research, education. Exchange with domestic and foreign heritage sites and the culture preservation
  4. Allowance for the households to preserve their buildings

b.

Managing and controlling the commercial activities in the Ancient Town of Lijiang

c.

For the sake of the tourists’ and local peoples’ convenience, starting from the point of maintaining the original feature of the Lijiang Ancient Town, on the basis of research and investigation, we are planning to manage and control the commercial activities in the Ancient Town of Lijiang. The future actions are:

 

  1. Control the commercial activities in the Ancient Town of Lijiang by removing some of the shops to the Seven Star Street
  2. Adjust the structure and the distribution of the commercial activities in the Ancient Town
  3. Control the number of the business operators from outside of Lijiang. The total number of these groups of people will be restricted within a reasonable scope

d.

Research, investigation and monitoring on the capacity of the Ancient Town of lijiang

e.

To ensure the authenticity of the Lijiang Ancient Town by managing, guiding and monitoring the architectures in the Ancient Town of Lijiang

f.

To train, educate and guide the tourists and the local residents in the ancient Town of Lijiang the public awareness of famous town

2.

Items which need to be improved in the previous action plan

 

  1. Enact the “Leaving Ancient Town Preservation Regulations”
  2. To facilitate the Lijiang Ancient Town Management Committee
  3. To restore the fresh market in the Ancient Town of Lijiang
  4. To research and solve the problem of timber supply
  5. Investigation on the resolution to the out-migration
  6. Strengthen the infrastructure of the Lijiang Ancient Town to make the living of the local people more convenient and comfortable, improve the quality of the drinking water. The environment has been greatly improved.