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Tibet's sports industry witnessed great improvement

By Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2016-11-21

It is reported that in the period of 12th Five-Year Plan, China's Tibet had poured 1.58 billion yuan into 5,861 projects of sports infrastructures. As of the end of 2015, the number of people participating in physical exercise had accounted for 27.5 percent of the total in Tibet. The physical quality of residents in urban and rural areas enhanced greatly.

With the development of sports industry, Tibet's sports lottery sales reached more than 1.71 billion yuan, collecting a total of over 441 million yuan for the public welfare fund. Over the past five years, Tibet has received 2,580 foreign mountaineers and 292 foreign mountaineering team, generating 51.55 million yuan in revenue.

During the period of 12th Five-Year Plan, with an investment of 1.58 billion yuan, Tibet had carried out 5,861 sports infrastructures including Tibet's swimming pool.

According to the 6th census of Tibet's sports ground, there are now 3,704 sports grounds in Tibet, with 1.33 square meters of sports grounds per capita. By the end of 12th Five-Year Plan, Tibet had set up 40 sports social clubs, 86 fitness spots, 69 state youth sports clubs, six state youth outdoors sports base camps, four state community sports clubs, five state sports schools and 3,015 social sports instructors.

At the moment, the mass fitness public service system has been primarily formed in Tibet. As of the end of 2015, the number of people participating in physical exercise had accounted for 27.5 percent of the total in Tibet, with the improvement of residents' physical qualities.

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Photo shows that people take exercise in Dzongyablukhang Park located in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region.[Xinhua/Jigme Dorje]

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