Mr. Liu Shanglin's Speech at Sun Moon Canyon 10th Year Celebration
Respected lady Ambassador’s wife of Peru, Friends, Ladies and Gentleman:
This is a splendid time for us to celebrate 10th anniversary of Sun Moon Canyon National Forest Park. On behalf of the employees of the Sun Moon Canyon Great Forest Tourism Co. Ltd and the volunteers of the Sun Moon Canyon National Forrest Park, we welcome you here today.
We are pleased to report that, in the past years, we have been developing this beautiful forest park well and we feel very encouraged to see more improvement in the future. You can tell the difference between the ceremonies of today and the years before. On your left side, these are the machines and the tools we’ve used in the past ten years to build the park. Over that period of time, we accomplished so much under the leadership of our government and the support of friends. This place was built from scratch step by step into a beautiful and well-known forest park. We are truly doing something wonderful here. We didn’t wait for the financial support of the government. We insisted on conserving the natural beauty and wildlife of this canyon, with the help and financial support from friends of local, around China and overseas, we finally built up this great Sun Moon National Forest Park. We also received a lot of support from volunteers who worked in the park for days, months and even years to make all these happen.
We are very proud that we have made the Sun Moon Canyon well-known for its natural beauty within only ten years. By the 7th year, our park was selected as one of the one-hundred national sightseeing places and soon later it was ranked as number 49th. Sun Moon Canyon National Forest Park was ranked 27th among the world’s best ecological parks.
And you may have questions such as how could you achieve this much without building many constructions? Many government officials and some tourists who visited this park had questioned us: “Why didn’t you pave the road with concrete or tar”? Our answers were: we want to conserve the natural beauty and wildlife of this canyon. It is an ecological park. If we pave the road with concrete or tar or any other manmade materials, chemical compounds may evaporate from the manmade materials in hot weather, cause bad smells and eventually become pollutants. Therefore, an eco-natural park should not pave road using artificial and materials such as tars and concretes. We will try our best to keep this park as natural as possible. Then, tourists who come to here can enjoy and appreciate the gift from the Mother Nature. We are proudly to say that we have achieved our goal. Also, regarding the donations we received from all of you, we are so proud to say that we did the work you want us to do and every penny of your money was carefully spent.
On your right side, the machines and tools will be used to build the park further in the future. We won’t slow down and we will achieve more. One of the projects is being planned is the ¥560000000 Sun Moon Canyon International Health Caring Center.
In the past ten years with the support from you all, we have already achieved the goal we set for ourselves. In the future we, with full confidence, will achieve more splendid. Please continue supporting us in the future and we work together to realize our dreams.
Thank you and wish you all a healthy life and happiness!（日月同辉）