Zhou Hongyu, a deputy to the National People's Congress (NPC), suggested to build the proposed Yangtze River National Museum in Wuhan, capital of Central China's Hubei province, at a symposium on July 13.
The meeting was held to supervise the handling of key suggestions proposed at the fifth session of the 13th NPC this March, where he called for State support in building a pilot zone of the Yangtze River National Cultural Park in Hubei. His idea was listed as one of the key suggestions to be addressed under the supervision of top legislature.
Zhou, also vice-chairman of the Standing Committee of the Hubei Provincial People's Congress, said at the meeting that Hubei should pool its resources, learn from the development experiences of other national cultural parks, and actively plan for the building of the Yangtze River National Museum.
The head of the central leading group on promoting national culture parks said at the meeting that support should be given to the province in incorporating major and landmark projects into the overall plan for the construction and protection of the Yangtze River National Cultural Park, adding that more publicity and education campaigns should be carried out to encourage the participation of all sectors of society in the initiative.
At the meeting, the province's Department of Culture and Tourism reported progress on the handling of key suggestions, and the office for the central leading group on promoting national culture parks also introduced efforts made in response to the suggestion.
Earlier this year, China announced plans to construct national parks focusing on Yangtze River culture, as part of efforts to preserve the waterway's cultural heritage. The parks will be located in the 13 provincial-level regions of the Yangtze River basin, according to a circular issued by the central leading group on the initiative.