|83-year-old lady Ma Shufen has been living in Shibei'ao Village in Changdai Town, Mengjin County for 66 years. (CRI Online)|
Recently, the Ministry of Housing and Rural-Urban Construction has revealed the second list of Traditional Chinese Villages. Eight Luoyang villages feature on the list, including the Weipo Village in Chaoyang Town, Mengjin County.
The first list of Traditional Chinese Villages was revealed in 2012, featuring 646 villages. Sixteen villages in Henan province were selected, 2 of which were located in Luoyang: the Qiangzhuang Village in Xiaolangdi Town, Mengjin County and the Dukang Village in Caidian Area, Ruyang County.
Notably, 46 villages in Henan province are on the second list of Traditional Chinese Villages, including 8 in Luoyang. According to relevant state regulations, once included into the list, the traditional village should draw up a plan for conservation and development, determining the object of protection and outlining effective methods, whilst delimiting the scope of protection and its controlling area. The Ministry of Housing and Rural-Urban Construction, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Finance will supervise and guide the process.
The selected villages in Luoyang are listed as following: the Weipo Village in Chaoyang Town and the Shibei'ao Village in Changdai Town, both in Mengjin County; the Siposhan Village in Shijing Town, Xin'an County; the Shichang Village in Jiudian Area, Song County; the Shangge Village in Shangge Town, the Cheng Village in Hedi Town, the Zhangzhuang Village in Dongsong Town and the Caomiaoling Village in Dizhang Area, all in Luoning County.