File photo of Tiantan Park in the snow, a famous ancient building complex in Beijing. Wang Yutong/CGTN
China's top economic planner has allocated 5.7 billion yuan (about 814 million U.S. dollars) to support the country's tourism industry which has been hit hard by the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The National Development and Reform Commission said the investment will be used on 485 projects aimed at better protecting national cultural and natural heritage sites.
While the epidemic has shocked the tourism industry, active investment will help boost industry confidence, the commission noted.
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