The desert city of Dunhuang in northwest China's Gansu Province will invest heavily to promote 20 major cultural and tourism projects this year, with investment for each project exceeding 100 million yuan (about 16.4 million U.S. dollars). The investment is expected to upgrade the city's tourist attractions to an international level.
The city has been restoring the murals and monitoring carbon dioxide in the caves. This year, the project plans to build seven Silk Road tourist towns this year. The projects include expansion of the airport, building new roads and building an oasis art park.