The distance between heart and heart is getting closer
Our reporter Chen Li, correspondent Wang Xiangwen
From Linhe District, Bayannaoer City, Inner Mongolia, drive into Beijing-Xinjiang Expressway, all the way to the west, all the way to the dust.
Excluding the collinear section, the Lin (Linhe) Bai (白瘩) section has become the main section of the Jingxin Expressway in Inner Mongolia, crossing the three major deserts of Ulan Buhe, Badain Jaran and Tengger.
In April, the Ulan Buhe Desert began to turn green, and the dense Haloxylon forest stretched out to cover the long yellow sand.
The Ulan Buhe Desert is located in the rift basin between the Helan Mountain and the Yinshan Mountain, accounting for nearly 70% of the territory of Dengkou.
In recent years, the control area of deserts in Dengkou County has reached more than 2 million mu, and the annual control rate is 35,000 mu. The forest coverage rate has increased from 6% in 2000 to 22% in 2020, and the forest and grass coverage rate has reached 37%. .
Last year, the Ulan Buhe Desert Ecological Management Zone was rated as a national practice and innovation base of "green water and green mountains are golden mountains and silver mountains" by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.
"With the connecting line between Beijing-Xinjiang Expressway and Dengkou County, Bayannaoer City, desert treasures will surely enter the lives of more people." Wei Jun, chairman of Inner Mongolia Wangyedi Cistanche Biological Co., Ltd., said confidently. The industry is not far from the virtuous circle of helping herders increase their income, increase the efficiency of enterprises, and increase the greenness of the desert.
All the way, all industries are prosperous.
After the completion of the Beijing-Xinjiang Expressway, it has opened up Beijing's large land corridor connecting northwest Inner Mongolia, northern Gansu and Xinjiang, which is of great significance for the in-depth implementation of the country's western development strategy, the consolidation of ethnic unity, and the construction of a stable barrier for the motherland's northern Xinjiang.
At the Wuliji Xinyuan Hotel, Alxa Left Banner, Alxa League, the waiter is busy serving dishes to customers.
The traffic from east to west and the merchants from the Southern Tone-North Dialect have added vitality to the town.
“I’ve been grazing in the desert before, and accompanied by camels every day. I see more sand and rocks and rarely see people. I feel isolated from the world. Since the opening of the Beijing-Xinjiang Expressway, I opened this restaurant in the town. Not only has my income increased, but also I have made many friends, which has shortened the distance between us and the outside world."
The restaurant owner Temur introduced to the Economic Daily reporter in unskilled Mandarin that Uliji Sumu, located in the depths of the Tengger Desert, has been a post for trade between China and other countries in Eurasia since ancient times. The post was abandoned, and when the population of Wuliji Sumu was the smallest, there were less than 500 people, with an average of only one person per 30 square kilometers.
After the opening of the Beijing-Xinjiang Expressway in 2017, the permanent population here rapidly increased to more than 1,400.
Nowadays, many foreigners do business here, and express delivery services are available. Xu Li, who is particularly interested in operating in the Wuliji service area, said: "We send all the Cistanche and Cynomorium that customers buy by express, which is very convenient."
The Jingxin Expressway covers a total of 815 kilometers in the Alxa League, passing through the Tengger Desert and the Badain Jaran Desert along the route.
The almost identical sea of sand brings visual fatigue, and only the Ejina Oasis is eye-catching.
After the opening of the Linbai section of the Beijing-Xinjiang Expressway, Ejina Banner actively integrates resources such as historical culture, ecological landscape, and folk customs, and vigorously develops the cultural and tourism industry.
Up to now, 14 scenic spots such as the Populus euphratica tourist area and Dongfeng Aerospace City have been built, and many international and domestic well-known events such as the International Cycling Tournament of Populus euphratica and the International Marathon of Crossing Populus euphratica have been successfully held.
During the Populus euphratica festival every year, it is hard to find a bed in Dalaihubu Town. In order to alleviate the shortage of accommodation for tourists and ensure the safety of tourists, Ejina Banner coordinates the construction of a "square cabin hotel" with an indoor football stadium of more than 2500 square meters and provides tourists with tents. Campsite.
"In the past, every year after October, fewer people came to the town. Hotels and guesthouses were very interesting. In recent years, the hotels and guesthouses in the town have not only kept customers, but also opened a few new ones." Taihao International Hotel in Ejina Banner Manager Chai Xiaowen said that the opening of the Beijing-Xinjiang Expressway not only facilitated travel, but also brought popularity to Dalahubu Town. "Developing the cultural and tourism industry, without livestock overload, without corporate pollution, is the green development we want." .