Abdul Aziz Salam writes Chinese Ningxia..the city of the future..a living model for the future of renewable energy and green development

Article by: Abdel Aziz Salam

When you arrive in the Ningxia Khoi Autonomous Region in northwest China, you will experience different feelings between the past of this region, which was desert lands covering most of its area and lacked the simplest natural resources and elements of development in the past, and between its present and its infrastructure Which is almost equal to the level of infrastructure in the largest global cities, so what is the story behind this “sudden” development boom, and the face of this region has completely changed during decades.

I went on a tour inside the cities of this region to answer those questions, in order to find a satisfactory answer to those questions…

The John Way Desert Photovoltaic Base:

The John Way Desert Photovoltaic Base is located on the edge The southern Tangier desert is adjacent to the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the north, Shabu Tu National Park which is a class tourist attraction, etc. Yesterday, according to the classification of the Chinese Ministry of Tourism and Culture, that region succeeded in creating a unique development model, which is a base for generating electricity with solar energy attached to an industrial area and a desert tourism area, including a series of hotels and a recreational area, which includes a photovoltaic power generation base 11 a company. The capacity of the photovoltaic power plants is completed 2000 megawatts, and the capacity of green power generation can be increased annually by 1.7 billion kilowatts. / hour, achieving a production value of 1.87 1 billion yuan and reduces 1.665 Million tons of carbon dioxide emissions. The photovoltaic base has established the photovoltaic cell manufacturing industry with an annual production of 3.1 GW of monocrystalline silicon and tons of polycrystalline silicon, realizing the production value of She is 1.56 billion yuan. It is planned that the desert tourism area will cover an area of ​​2022 acres. A tourist area will be built on a desert oasis between Shapotou National Park to be included in the list of tourist attractions of the fifth degree according to the classification of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of China and the new industrial energy belt of the desert to achieve the organic integration of the new energy and tourism industry.

Confronting desertification and desert reclamation:

Jun Wei City is located in the midwestern part of Ningxia Province, at the intersection of Ningxia Province, Gansu Province and Inner Mongolia, and on the southern border of the Tenggar Desert. It covers an area of ​​17,000 square kilometers, and includes a desert area of ​​3,740 square kilometers.

The city of John Way was one of the most severe sand disasters in history. Through continuous efforts, the townspeople established the John Way system to combat desertification using “straw boards”. After more than 54 Years of continuous work, the city residents built forests to protect the environment, developed a lot of agriculture, photovoltaic industry and desert tourism, and made great changes to reduce the size of the desert and turn the desert into an oasis. And controlling 1.5 million acres of desert, which made the Tenger desert retreat by an amount 41 Kilometers.

From a barren desert to a green city:

After a four-day journey in three cities in Ningxia Province, I realized Even the natural conditions can be changed and improved with hard work, perseverance and will. What continuous generations of Ningxia Province have done is a miracle by all standards. The people of this province are reaping its fruits now. The city and the control of the desert, and they turned the desert into a green paradise and created a new future for the coming generations. There is no secret word for this miracle except .. hard work, perseverance and will.

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