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UPDATED: May 13, 2014
Economic Recovery Continues in Wenchuan Quake Disaster Zone

The emotional scars may never completely heal for what happened in Wenchuan six years ago. People there have been working together to rebuild the local economy.

29-year-old Zhang Sirong and her 150 young workers never thought of leaving their hometown. The 2008 Wenchuan earthquake ripped through their factories and their homes six years ago. Now the reconstruction has given them a new factory and a new town.

"I was raised in Wenchuan. Now, I think I should bring back the knowledge I learned in the city in order to contribute to the local economy," Zhang from Wenchuan County said.

Contributing their knowledge and passion to the local economy. Companies like Li Dun technology did not leave Wenchuan. After the quake destroyed the factory, they chose to build a new one, mainly because of favororable policies offered by the local government and young people who were willing to work in town.

"The operation of our factory requires a strong and reliable power source. So the main reason we are still here is because the local government provides good natural resources and power supplies to us," said Tang Zhiming, management division of Li Dun Technology Corp.

After nearly 6 years of reconstruction, Wenchuan County now has new villages and towns, new buildings and roads. This is the result of the hard work and determination of many quake survivors, like Zhang, who chose to continue working in local factories that revived the local economy.

Tourism and manufacturing are the two pillar industries of Wenchuan County. In 2012, the industrial added value in Wenchuan County accounted for 63 percent of GDP. The local government forecasts income from tourism to reach 3 billion yuan next year, with an annual growth rate of 37 percent; a sure sign that both the economy and people's life will get better here.

(CNTV.cn May 12, 2014)


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