College complex and tourism village will boost education, jobs in Danzhai
A major Chinese property and media group has injected 1.5 billion yuan ($221 million) into a building and funding program to combat poverty in Danzhai county.
Dalian Wanda Group opened a college complex and a stunning historic tourism village earlier this month to boost educational standards, employment and incomes in this region of Guizhou province.
“The opening of the Danzhai Wanda Village and the Guizhou Wanda Vocational College does not mean the goal of alleviating poverty here has been reached,” said Wang Jianlin, chairman of the sprawling Chinese conglomerate and Asia’s richest man.
“We will take the responsibility of the project and see it through until the end,” he added at the opening ceremony on July 3.
Wanda and Danzhai county signed a poverty alleviation agreement at the end of 2014, and it has taken about two years to complete the construction of the village and college. A fund has also been set up to help the poor.
The region is at the center of cultural heritage tourism and is also known for its stun-