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Turpan's high temperatures facilitate creation of new industries

(People's Daily Online)    16:10, August 15, 2017

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According to an article on the WeChat account of China Comment on August 14, Turpan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, one of the areas with high temperatures in China, has in recent years been making use of its light and heat to develop new emerging industries.

The meteorological department says average temperature in Turpan in June and August every year is above 38 degrees centigrade, while ground temperature during daytime in summer can even reach 75 degrees centigrade.

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With growing demand for personalized tourism and consumption, the number of people choosing to travel to Turpan has increased in recent years.

The Flaming Mountains scenic area in east Turpan receives 3,000 people every day during peak season to experience featured tourism programs such as sand therapy and roasting eggs in the desert.

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Featured local tourism programs and folk houses with national characteristics have stimulated economic growth and increased incomes of local people.

In addition, hot and dry climate has led to the emergence of a unique industry-extreme hot and dry weather test centers. "It is an ideal place for testing products in extreme hot weather," said Long Yanping, an official with the Turpan Quality and Technology Supervision Bureau, adding that Turpan has been a key vehicles testing site.

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"Gobi desert covering more than 2,000 mu (133 hectares) has been approved as an important trial run base in the country," said Long Yanping.

Many automobile enterprises in China in the past conducted trial runs in Europe and America because the country lacked such conditions. Now, China's first-ever base in Turpan is an alternative to these foreign testing sites.

In the summer of 2016, 138 enterprises, more than 1,400 vehicles and 2,000 people conducted test runs in Turpan, directly stimulating local consumption by nearly 80 million RMB ($12 million). 

(Chinanews.com/Sun Tingwen)

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