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Processing pulu helps locals get rid of poverty in Nyingchi

  • Source : VTIBET.com Author : Tenzin Woebom Time : 08/03/2018 Editor : Tenzin Woebom

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    Since 2016, local government in Gonpo Gyamda town of Tibet's Nyingchi has taken targeted measures in poverty alleviation work. The infrastructures, such as roads, houses and solar power lamps, were constructed and new industries were introduced in the town, which changed the village dramatically.

     

    In recent years, Gonpo Gyamda town has put more emphasis on "pulu" (a kind of richly textured cloth) garment processing industry. In order to provide free handicraft training for people of poverty-stricken households, it also established Lhalong Pulu Weaving Cooperative, one of poverty alleviation projects of Gonpo Gyamda.

     

    With a history of more than two thousand years, "pulu", or Tibetan woolen fabrics, are as important and popular among Tibetans as cotton clothes are to inland Chinese. Being a traditional necessity of Tibetan people, pulu enjoys a high place in Tibetans' mind.

     

     

    Lobsang Tinley, marketing director of Lhalong Pulu Weaving Cooperative checks sales status of the online store. [Photo/Xinhua]

     

     

    Tsering Phuntsok (Front) and Gyentsen, workers of pulu cooperative work skillfully in front of weaving machines. [Photo/Xinhua]

     

     

    Dawa, a worker of pulu cooperative checks the quality of pulu raw material. [Photo/Xinhua]

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