‘I have carefully read this brochure and found that our B&B renovation are mostly up to specification. There are only the signs which we have not yet put up, and we will do it as soon as possible.’ Recently, in Yunshuiting B&B, Changting village, Shitang township, the owner Liu Guomin carried out immediate renovation with the brochure in his hand, which says Guide to a Better Life--88 Rules of Rural Area Renovation (88 Rules for short).
88 Rules is a standard set for Yunhe rural revitalization, it aims to avoid the disordered rural construction. Zhao Liping, person in charge of the County Small Town Environment Comprehensive Renovation Office, told us that during recent years, as the comprehensive renovation of small town environment was deeply carried out, the disordered construction, the messy ground and the running poultry of the rural areas has gradually disappeared, and rural areas have experienced a great change. However, how to keep the beauty after the environment renovation?
In order to encourage the villagers to actively participate into the rural construction, pay attention to detail and abandon the bad manners, the renovation office compiled Guide to a Better Life--88 Rules of Rural Area Renovation, to guide the construction of a beautiful countryside in Yunhe.
It is understood that the Guide contains of 88 rules from 8 chapters, including rural construction, rural environmental regulation and protection, rural housing construction, and the experience of farm-stay (B & B). It not only involves everything related to the ‘surface’ of rural construction, but also stipulates the ‘kernel’ of rural civilization.
Entering the hall gate with the carved dragon and Phoenix, there are vivid Phoenix totem, beautiful fresco, exquisite She Zu lights while the bride and groom with the She traditional costume slowly walked on the red carpet... A few days ago, in the cultural hall of the Wuxi She Zu township Pingyanggang village, under the witness of the folks, the Lan Jinying, the She Zu bride and Wang Kewen, the Shezu bridegroom, both of whom are 90s, get married and go for the road of happiness.
88 Rules points out that we would better not spend too much on weddings and funerals, and holding wedding in a traditional way not only left the bride and bridegroom with an unforgettable memory, but also reduced the extravagance. Lan Zulong, the Secretary of the Party Branch of Pingyanggang village, told the reporter that in recent years, the customs in the village of holding simple funerals and weddings are getting better and better. 88 Rules abandoned the traditional customs and made clear provisions on the rural civilization. The villagers also gave a lot of praises.
‘The countryside is a place of bearing homesickness. In the process of construction, it is necessary to avoid the monotonous rule, but it is also important to avoid the villagers ‘constructing at will’. 88 Rules is a big framework for rural construction, and within the framework the villagers can create freely. Zhao Liping said that the next step is to extend the strength of publicity so that Yunhe's villages will become beautiful and happy homes under the guidance of 88 Rules.
The reporter's note:
The comprehensive renovation of the small town environment is neither drastic deconstruction nor monotonous reconstruction. Instead, it should be that in the renovation, all the villages and townships do a good job in historical inheritance and protection towns, and make great efforts to excavate the cultural elements of the small towns and highlight the bright spots. At the time of the deep promotion of the environmental comprehensive renovation in small towns, Yunhe County has timely promulgated the Guide to a Better Life--88 Rules of Rural Area Renovation, which helps to keep the ‘rural sound’ and transfer the ‘rural emotion’, and let the villages gradually realize general requirements of rural renovation, that is, the industrial prosperity, the ecological livability, the civilization of the countryside, the effective governance and the rich life (Yunhe County Government Office).