Updated: 2017-11-27 Print
By the end of 2014, Ordos had formed a power supply network with a 500kV supportive transmission line, a 220kV backbone line and a 110kV branch line. Installed electric power capacity was 15.6 million kV.
Internet and telecommunication
The city has realized full Internet coverage and has one of the most convenient telecommunication systems in China.
The total water volume in Ordos is about 2.85 billion cu m. The average volume of available water resources is 1.47 billion cu m. Together with 700 million cu m of moving water from the Yellow River, the available water resources are about 2.02 billion cu m.
A 728-km section of the Yellow River, one seventh of the river's total length, runs through the city. The average annual transit flux is 30.62 billion cu m.
With the help of some projects, about 230 million cu m of water were redesignated from agricultural use to industrial use. In the first phase of a water rights transfer project, about 115 million cu m of water was allocated to the city out of the 120 million cu m available.
According to incomplete statistics, Ordos had produced 96,000 technicians and other skilled people, including 30,000 highly skilled professionals. A total of 12 organizations were named as training bases for those talents by the authorities of the league, city and the autonomous region.
A public training center for highly specialized talents is under construction.
Ordos has a long history and rich culture. Two of the top three most famous epics of the Mongolian ethnic group -- Erdeniin Tobchi and the Mongol Chronicle of Altan Tobchi -- were created in Ordos. The city has a unique cultural mix of history and local customs that include Salawusu culture and Zhukaigou culture. Visitors to Ordos will experience grassland and nomadic culture, the city's bronze ware, sacrificial ceremonies to Genghis Khan, and the traditional culture of the Mongolian ethnic group including its folk dancing and music.
The traditional Ordos wedding, the sacrificial ceremony to Genghis Khan, and four other items have been listed as national-level intangible cultural heritages. There are 14 cultural relicsites under state protection, and the Salawusu relic site was included in a National Archaeological Park protection program.
A group of dances and dramas have won national awards and the Mausoleum of the Genghis Khan Tourist Area and the Resonant Sand Gorge have been named national cultural industry demonstration bases.