New look of Four Seasons Lucky Village, Tibet

[Photo/Tibet Daily]

“It makes me so happy that my sister and I have separate rooms which are bright and spacious and the village is so lively,” said Lobsang Chodron, a junior student at Shenyang Jianzhu University.     

Dec. 15, 2016 was an unforgettable day for villagers of Four Seasons Lucky Village. On that day, 267 poor households and 98 households living over 4,500 meters - a total of more than 1,700 people - officially moved to settlements.     

A few months ago, houses in the relocation site for the Four Seasons Lucky Village sprang up in the river valley, Caina Town, Chushur County, 24 kilometers from Lhasa City. With the New Year in Tibetan calendar approaching, the households being relocated were starting to settle, and the burgeoning little village was filled with scenes of joy.

“The airport highway, Lhasa-Shigatse railway and National Highway 318 are all next to Caina Town; here is a national-level modern agriculture demonstration area, a national rural reform pilot area and a healthy Industrial Park for Lhasa’s pure land”, said proudly Sonam Yangkyi, the village's Party branch secretary, “In addition, it is also a national 3A-Class scenic area with a wealth of tourism resources."      

According to the plan, a seedling breeding base of over one thousand acre, a Tibetan medicine planting base, a modern dairy farm and other major projects will be built around Four Seasons Lucky Village. The First Vocational School of Lhasa will also move there and it will eventually develop into a new small town worthy of the name.    

In the latter half of 2015, Chushur County, Lhasa, planned Tibet’s first relocation site for poverty-stricken areas, namely, to build Sanyou Village and Four Seasons Lucky Village on the Lhasa riverside.

In August 2016, Qushui County officially started construction of the poverty alleviation settlements with “Four Seasons Luck” as the theme, consisting of 12 main roads and 365 houses (108 to 140 square meters).