June 1,2017--Sanjiangyuan National Park, China’s first pilot national park, started infrastructure construction for ecological protection on Tuesday.
Sanjiangyuan literally means the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow and Lancang (Mekong) rivers, which is the water tower for all major rivers in China. Sanjiangyuan National Park covers Kekexili National Nature Reserve and 12 townships in four counties in Qinghai Province.
“Sanjiangyuan National Park is a signature project to show our national image. It has been listed as a top-priority project in Qinghai province,” said Li Xiaonan, director of the administration bureau of Sanjiangyuan National Park.
Four major programs are being constructed, including signature buildings, service facilities for science education, standardization stations, and forestry police stations.
“Ecological protection is paramount in the construction. We will adopt the strictest measures for ecological protection,” said Li Xiaonan.