Nanhu park used to be a garbage dump, now it¡¯s changed to a green park and a must go place for young couples to take their wedding pictures.
Since 1990, the city of Tangshan began to address the imbalance between rapid development and shrinking living space and started to develop the economy ecologically.
Tangshan has invested millions in improving the city's environment and optimizing the structure of the economy by reconstructing industries which have affected the environment.
After only ten years the results are beginning to show, not only have living conditions improved but the economy has developed rapidly.
In 2003, the total agricultural income of the city amounted to 19 billion US dollars or 470 million yuan.
The average annual income of a farmer is about 3785 yuan.