(Going to the grassroots during the New Year) A story of a Taiwanese team’s mainland rural construction: the most important thing is that people stay

  China News Service, Fuzhou, February 16 (Reporter Yan Xu) Weilin Village, an administrative village at the end of Tongan Town, Yongtai County, Fuzhou City, has a permanent population of less than 40 people.

A year ago, the agricultural output value of the scattered terraced fields in the village was extremely low. There were no street lights, running water, public toilets, activity centers, parks, and grocery stores.

  Nowadays, the dilapidated old village has taken on a new look. The two floors are equipped with a special agricultural product production and marketing center and a village history museum; a tea table is placed on the roof to become a platform for viewing and tea break.

The facades and courtyards of old houses in the village have been beautified, small fitness and leisure parks have been built on the hillsides, dirty dry toilets have been demolished, clean public toilets have been erected, and garbage sorting kiosks scattered throughout the village.

The picture shows the old dilapidated part of Weilin Village, which has now been remodeled. The new gray tile roof is not only beautiful but also solves the problem of water leakage; the flat roof on the second floor is equipped with roof and railings, and tea tables are placed on it to become a view, Platform for tea break.

Photo courtesy of the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Yongtai County

  The old look of this small mountain village has been changed to a new look. It is due to the fact that Professor Ma Yanbin, chairman of the Talent Committee of the Taiwanese Investment Enterprise Association of Fuzhou, and Dean of the Cross-Strait Integrated Development Institute of Sunshine College, led the Taiwan team to resonate with the construction of the beautiful countryside on the mainland.

  "A very important task in the construction of beautiful villages is to rectify the basic environment. We helped the village to do it well." Ma Yanbin told a reporter from Chinanews.com that solar street lights were installed in the village for the first time last year.

The picture shows the new look of Xi'an Village, Tong'an Town, Yongtai County, Fuzhou City.

Photo courtesy of the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Yongtai County

  The beautiful village construction in Weilin Village has entered the final stage, but in Ma Yanbin's view, this is a starting point for the village to develop characteristic agriculture and tourism.

He said that in the past, blocked traffic has restricted the development of industries; now, Weilin Village is ushering in development opportunities. "The most important thing is that people stay and the village has a chance to develop."

  Lin Jie, a villager of Weilin Village, walked out of Tong'an Town for the first time at the age of 17, and went to Jinan, Shandong and Beijing to engage in snack food wholesale.

After wandering for more than ten years, he saw an opportunity for rural revitalization and returned to the village from the big city to "do something".

The idle village cooperative in Lankou Village has been transformed into "Lankou·Meet Taiwan" in cooperation with the Taiwanese team.

Photo courtesy of the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Yongtai County

  In the kiwifruit trial planting area, Lin Jie planted more than 30 varieties of kiwifruit and selected the most suitable "Gold Coast" and "Yimei" for local promotion.

He also established Xiaoshiguang Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd., adopting the model of "company + cooperative" and "company + farmer" to extend the planting base to six townships in Yongtai County, which not only revitalized the nearly deserted land, but also promoted many local villagers to plant Kiwis have increased their income.

  Ma Yanbin revealed that he plans to help Lin Jie develop a sightseeing orchard in the village to attract tourists from the city.

Weilin Village will be transformed into a "slow living youth village", with returning home or settled youths as the driving force for innovation and entrepreneurship, with "niche", "slow living" and "low consumption" as the appeal, and gradually develop a differentiated and characteristic In-depth eco-tourism industry.

  For the Xi’an Village in Tong’an Town, Ma Yanbin’s team’s goal is to build a "Baicao Green Village", develop industries centered on camellia and Chinese herbal medicine, combine experience, research and sightseeing, extend the industrial chain, and increase villagers’ income.

  The newly erected stone village mark at the entrance of the village gave the villagers a sense of belonging.

In the village, the Taiwanese team cleans up sewage, widens roads, and repairs water ditches; activates idle space, explores the establishment of a "star creation base", and introduces teachers and students from the Sunshine College to practice training; a "baicao garden" Chinese herbal medicine experimental base is also under construction.

Xie Pinghai, director of the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Yongtai County, said at the Taiwan Talents’ Experience Exchange Meeting for Rural Construction that he will focus on Yongtai’s unique characteristics "make articles about Taiwan’s youth participating in the creation of rural villages" and rely on the provincial Fujian-Taiwan agricultural integration industrial park, hoping to attract More powerful, capable and skilled Taiwanese talents will participate in industrial revitalization.

Photo courtesy of the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Yongtai County

  Lu Boqin, director of the Xi'an Village Committee, told reporters that in the past, every family in Xi'an village planted camellia oil and mountain canton, but the output value was not high; now many young people return to their hometowns to develop and set up technology companies to develop and produce higher value-added products.

  "New farmer" Lu Shaohua quit his high-paying job as an executive in a big city hospital and returned to the village to circulate hundreds of acres of barren hills and wasteland. He set up a professional cooperative to breed colorful pheasants, guinea fowl, native chickens and black Tibetan pigs, etc., and develop together with the villagers Characteristic ecological breeding industry.

  Yongtai County is the largest mountainous agricultural county in Fuzhou. Since the introduction of the Taiwan Open Joint Team to participate in the construction of Songkou Ancient Town in 2014, the cooperation between the two sides of the Taiwan Strait has continued to "bloom and bear fruit".

Ma Yanbin was led by the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office of Yongtai County to invite Taiwanese teachers from mainland universities and young Taiwanese designers to form a Taiwan design team to participate in the local beautiful rural construction.

  In Lankou Village, this Taiwanese team transformed an idle village cooperative into a homestay.

This two-story building is the memory of many villagers. Therefore, the team retained the wooden structure and thick earthen walls of the building, and asked local senior masters to repair and renovate it with traditional craftsmanship.

  "Lankou·Meet Taiwan" B&B has a trial operation recently and is operated by Ma Yanbin's wife Lin Jiadi and his Taiwanese girlfriend Song Huizhen.

They introduced many Taiwanese elements to create homestays, such as planting lavender in the shape of a treasure island with a low fence on the lawn at the entrance, setting up a table of "Bong Tea"; playing the MV of Taiwanese songs on the TV in the public area; using Sun Moon Lake and Ali Well-known scenic spots in Taiwan such as the mountain and Penghu Bay named the 12 rooms. The rooms provide introduction posters and books about these scenic spots, Taiwanese tea bags and flavored snacks.

  Song Huizhen, who passed the Grade C certificate of Taiwanese Chinese Cuisine for her passion for cooking, was directly recognized by the Taiwanese Professional Qualification Certificate and obtained the Grade III Chinese Cookery Certificate in Fuzhou.

"We will provide guests with Taiwanese specialties such as braised pork rice, minced pork rice, large intestines and small intestines, so that they can experience the authentic Taiwanese taste."

  The two girlfriends hope to promote the development of surrounding industries through homestays.

They have already negotiated with farmers near the homestay, and they can take guests to the apiary to make honey cakes, or to dig bamboo shoots in the bamboo forests to jointly develop local eco-tourism.

  "We will also help guests plan their tourist routes and recommend that everyone visit the famous Zhuangzhai nearby and experience the life of birds calling and insects singing." Lin Jiadi said.

  This Spring Festival, Ma Yanbin and his wife stayed in a rural village in Fujian for the first time for the New Year. "We were really touched by more than 10 villagers who invited us to eat together at their home."

  In this regard, Ma Yanbin said with a smile that when he and his Taiwanese team first came to Yongtai Village, “many villagers had hardly seen Taiwanese before”; in the process of participating in the construction of beautiful villages, they and the villagers slowly formed a profound relationship. feeling.

  "I hope that through our efforts, the two sides of the strait can be better integrated." Ma Yanbin said, "The mainland's rural construction needs talents from all aspects. I hope that more young people from Taiwan will join us." (End)