Yangtze River post of­fice sets eco­log­i­cal stan­dard

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - By XIN­HUA in Xin­ing

A post of­fice named af­ter the Yangtze River, China’s long­est, has at­tracted tourists since it opened in Septem­ber.

Yangtze No 1 Post Of­fice, lo­cated in the plateau town­ship of Tang­gula, Gol­mud city, in northwest China’s Qing­hai prov­ince, is the first one named af­ter the river.

Since last month, a grow­ing num­ber of vis­i­tors to the plateau have stopped at the post of­fice, which is lo­cated at the head­quar­ters of the en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tionNGOGreen River.

“Work­ers and vol­un­teers have de­liv­ered pack­ages and let­ters for herders, sol­diers and work­ers near Tang­gula, while spread­ing the word on en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion,” said Yang Xin, pres­i­dent of Green River.

Yang said 11 post of­fices are planned in the 11 prov­inces, mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and au­ton­o­mous GANSU re­gions along the Yangtze.

The of­fice is built from en­ergy-sav­ing ma­te­ri­als and pow­ered by so­lar en­ergy. Tourists can stop by, send post cards, buy sou­venirs and share en­vi­ron­men­tal-pro­tec­tion sto­ries with work­ers and vol­un­teers.

The Yangtze basin cov­ers 1.8 mil­lion square kilo­me­ters. The river links ma­jor cities in­clud­ing Shang­hai, Nan­jing, Wuhan and Chongqing.

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