Source: Qinhuangdao Evening News
The September of golden autumn is a season of harvest. On September 21, 2019 Annual Harvest Festival of Haigang District Farmers was held in Laojunding Scenic Spot, Fangzhuang Village, Shimenzhai Town. Yang Tielin, vice mayor of the Municipal Government, attended the event.
With the theme of “My Harvest · My Festival”, this festival will fully showcase the fruitful achievements in the rural revitalization, construction of beautiful countryside, and the integration of agriculture and tourism, through the activities such as promotion of characteristic high-quality agricultural products, cultural performances, contest of excellent agricultural products, and photo exhibitions of beautiful countryside, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China.
One of the highlights of this harvest festival is the signing of agricultural projects. At the opening ceremony of the festival, the signing ceremony was held for the agricultural industry big data platform of Haigang District, and the North Latitude 40° Pastoral Complex of Duzhuang Town, Qinhuangdao City, and two agricultural projects were signed; three villages reached co-construction agreement with three enterprises respectively, inlcuding Nanyu Village of Shimenzhai Town and Xiandao Brewery Co., Ltd., Dadaoling Village of Zhucaoying Town and Qinhuangdao Fuzi Food Company, and Miuzhuang Village of the Economic Development Zone and the Construction Machinery Chamber. It demonstrates the determination and action of Haigang District to thoroughly implement the strategy of rural revitalization to promote the transformation and upgrading of the agricultural industry. With the goal of increasing farmers’ income, and bringing the high quality agricultural projects to the countryside to benefit farmers, the government, enterprises and farmers should cooperate to promote the construction of new countryside, enhance the revitalization of rural industry, talents, culture, ecology, and organizations, so that the overall revitalization of countryside will be achieved, and the agriculture will become an promising industry, farmers become attractive occupation, and the countryside become a beautiful home to live and work in peace and contentment.
In recent years, the leisure industry integrating agriculture and tourism in Haigang District has flourished. Characteristic agricultural brands continue to grow. The living standards of farmers have increased significantly. A large number of rural sightseeing tourism projects such as Laojunding, Bancheng Town, Tiannv Town, Aegean Sea Flower Theme Park and North Latitude 40° Park, and the comprehensive operation of the supporting stations along the route, formed a leisure agricultural tourism and sightseeing belt, and both the ecological environment and agricultural benefits have been improved. The chestnuts of Dadaoling, the rowans of Dongsuziyu, the Sichuan peppers of Nanyu, the apples of Jiumenkou, the cherries of Dongwangzhuang, the peaches of Pantaoyu, and the strawberries of Haiyang, a series of famous products go out of Haigang District and are sold well throughout the country. The per capita disposable income of rural residents in the district reached 19,490 yuan, an increase of 9.2% over the previous year. Today’s modern agriculture in Haigang District is developing rapidly, the living environment is continuously improved, and the sense of happiness and gains of the farmers are enhancing.
In the future, Haigang District will adhere to the principal of “remain true to our original aspiration and keep our mission firmly in mind” , insist on the priority development of agriculture and rural areas, vigorously promote the rural revitalization strategy, establish and improve the urban-rural integration system and mechanism in accordance with the general requirements of industrial prosperity, ecological livability, affluent life and effective governance, striving to build Haigang District into a model of modern metropolitan agriculture featured with “strong agriculture, beautiful countryside, and rich farmers”, and tourism destination of agriculture and countryside well known in Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, and comprehensively drawing a scroll of beautiful countryside of Haigang District in the new era characterized with the beauty of production, life, and ecology!
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