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Uyghur grandma grateful of supportive government policies to her family business

(People's Daily Online)    10:04, July 02, 2015
Hejerhan Hoxur. (People's Daily Online/Wan Shuyan)

With government's recent supportive policies, a 68-year-old Uyghur grandma living near the famous Turpan base in Xinjiang Autonomous region starts her family owned agritainment business and lives a very happy life.

Hejerhan Hoxur used to grow grapes for a living. With only 3 grape trees, she barely made ends meet. In the beginning of 2014, local officials encouraged her to open an agritainment which uses her grapes vineyard as a tourist attraction. She first still had some doubts, but the officials encouraged her with government incentives.

She then used the government subsidy to remodel her kitchen and bathroom. After that, with the help of the community, Hejerhan began to work with some travel agencies and became more efficient in attracting the tourists. Meanwhile, the government started to improve the infrastructure near the agritainment area. Now there is a smooth paved road from the agritainment all the way to the entrance of the village.

Every day, Hejerhan puts on her folk costumes and welcomes foreign and domestic tourists. People can enjoy the native Xinjiang cuisine like shashlik, hand pilaf, and Hejerhan's specialty Uyghur-style noodles with lamb sauce at her vineyard.

"Last year I had over 500 guests. This year is incredible. I already had over 600 guests coming to my vineyard in May and June," Hejerhan said with a big smile on her face, she would never imagine this popularity years ago.

Herjerhan told People’s Daily that she is very thankful for the supportive policies and helps from the community. Under the better utilization of tourist resources, Turpan will literally become a "cornucopia" to make local people's life better. 

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