8 December, due to consumption of lobster adverse reactions some people in Ruichang City People’s Hospital for treatment. (Wei Dongsheng photo)
channel Jiangxi Xinhua, August 13 (Xinhua reporter Li Meijuan) Ruichang City, Jiangxi Province, one close to the Yangtze River, Poyang Lake on every hundred miles, only 13.8 million people in the town , did not produce “lake lobster”, but a cost of 600 million high-profile run from the “first lake Lobster Festival”, the result would like to “rally” was “accident”, 200 people attended the “million lobster feast” cause of acute gastroenteritis hospitalization, the people complaining.
correspondent field survey found that “lake Lobster Festival” is a farce, especially the strange ending with the embarrassment of provoking the government to “create section” True to the control of the.
a strange: they do not suffer lake “lake Lobster Festival”, fall short of self-deception
located in the northern part of Ruichang, Jiangxi tight Pro Yangtze River and Poyang Lake is separated from several counties, from a hundred miles. Ruichang in Jiangxi province crayfish farming demonstration counties (cities) one, but the lobster is not produced in the Poyang Lake, but produced in the city, “Red Lake.”
a number of government cadres told reporters, “The Lobster Festival is no direct relationship with us, but this place is held by us, we are involved with.” Ruichang City Vice Mayor Fan Zhibin said, Poyang Lake Lobster Festival by the Jiujiang City Bureau of Agriculture, Ruichang Municipal Government, Poyang Lake in Jiujiang City, lobster Association contractors. Poyang Lake in Jiujiang City Lobster Association to set up less than 7 months now, the association president Zhang Zhongmin, said: “We want to introduce is not Ruichang Long shrimp, lobster lake but want to play the fame.”
Fan Zhibin said that the Lobster Festival in line with “government-led, contractor associations, market, social participation,” the principle of advance. Ruichang for the entire event only as a start-up capital invested 300,000 yuan, the association did not know specifically how it works.
but reporters learned, Ruichang in coordinating, organizing this Lobster Festival is “leading role” to mobilize a number of departments, a lot of work.
two strange: do section overhead 600 million, the government grandiose
Ruichang is a county-level city, the city’s 45.1 million people, only 138,000 urban people. However, Zhang Zhongmin told reporters that the Lobster Festival invested about $ 6.3 million, which requested the second and third singers would spend more than 280 million. Evening ticket price from 160 yuan to 1280 yuan in 10 grades. Party seats about 15,000. More Jiaoren incredible that such a create a “festival”, even made a special trip to Beijing in June this year to the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse to open a “lake Lobster Festival” press conference. Organizers also plan to do a lobster festival “million lobster feast.” A citizen privately to reporters, said: This is obviously the government over-ambitious, pomp, the local economic development in any real sense?
reporters found that, in order to increase the evening of 10 and 11 large-scale variety show at the evening’s ticket sales efforts, Ruichang “mobilize” the power of the government and enterprises, lead to “public funds Buy “is suspected. The government held a “mobilization”, many government departments and units are to “face”, “active” employees assigned to the ticket as a “welfare vote.” A city of IRS staff told reporters that they have more than 10 departments, each department unit to buy 2 tickets. It is understood that land tax, public security, agriculture, water companies and township (town) government and other units have to get the unit employees’ welfare vote. ” Ruichang City Vice Mayor Jiang Xianzhi said: “Some of the units to employees to buy a ticket, as a consumer welfare.” Some companies are forced by circumstances to buy “face votes.” Terminal Town Office Zhuhan Zhong told reporters: “the town bought 100 tickets, including the town cadres, but also for businesses to buy, for example, Yadong Cement 10, Sinopec 49.”
reporter saw a lobster Association Jiujiang Poyang Lake on June 19 letter addressed to the leadership in Ruichang City, wrote in talking about financing, “the remaining 1 million fund is allocated to the various administrative institutions and social tickets income. “leadership instruction” Please continue to Lobster Festival XX put in place. ” Since then, the local government held a mobilization meeting, asked relevant departments to do the job ticket support.
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