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Nantong home to 3 new water conservancy scenic areas

en.nantong.gov.cn Updated: 2024-02-20


A view of the Jiuwei Port water conservancy scenic area. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

Jiangsu province authorities recently announced nine new provincial water conservancy scenic areas, including three in Nantong.

Jiuwei Port hydraulic project is key to supplying water for both drinking and irrigation. Measuring 236.5 meters in width, the project is mainly used to irrigate 3.45 million mu (230,000 hectares) of farmland and drain 697 square kilometers of flooded fields.

The hydraulic project features both natural and cultural landscape, with over 90 percent being covered by greenery, as well as halls for exhibition and popular science displays about hydrology.


A bird's-eye view of the Qinglong Port water conservancy scenic area. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

Another newly recognized water conservancy scenic area, Qinglong Port, houses forests, tidal flats, wetlands, and waters, a result of the local authorities' efforts to restore the natural environment surrounding the port in 2019. Nestled beside the Yangtze River, the scenic area consists of Zhang Jian Park, the Qinglong Port 1806 scenic area, as well as the embankments along the river.


Jiaogang Port water conservancy scenic area. [Photo/Nantong Daily]

With a planned area of 0.51 sq km, Jiaogang Port water conservancy scenic area integrates exhibitions, popular science, tourism, education and entertainment. Multiple scenic spots have been established within the area, creating strong cultural vibes, while its corridor and footpath offer visitors a delightful sea view.