$100 mil­lion al­lo­cated for Great Wall pro­tec­tion

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

China's cen­tral govern­ment has al­lo­cated $100.72 mil­lion (700 mil­lion yuan) to pro­tect the Great Wall over the past two years.

The amount was re­vealed by Liu Yuzhu, di­rec­tor of the State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Cul­tural Her­itage (SACH), at a na­tional meet­ing at­tended by cul­tural her­itage of­fi­cials across the coun­try.

In 2017, SACH aims to set up model zones for pro­tec­tion, launch train­ing pro­grams for pro­tec­tors and vol­un­teers, and es­tab­lish a na­tional re­search cen­ter for Great Wall pro­tec­tion, Liu said.

With a to­tal length of more than 13,000 miles (21,000 kilo­me­ters), China's Great Wall runs through 404 coun­ties in 15 pro­vin­cial re­gions, with much of it in poor con­di­tion due to nat­u­ral ero­sion and man-made dam­age.

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