CHINA China's Chongqing plants about 58,000 hectares of trees in first two months

CHINA

China's Chongqing plants about 58,000 hectares of trees in first two months

Xinhua

16:33, March 11, 2020

CHONGQING, March 11 (Xinhua) -- Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality planted 58,133 hectares of trees in January and February of 2020, local authorities said ahead of China's Arbor Day on Thursday.

The municipality plans to plant 426,667 hectares of trees this year, according to the local forestry bureau.

"Amid the epidemic prevention and control, we have provided prevention manuals for the staff and monitored their health status," an official with the bureau said. "By the end of February, 63 of 99 local leading forest enterprises had resumed work."

Chongqing is an important ecological barrier on the upper reaches of the Yangtze, China's longest river. In recent years, public awareness has grown on ecological protection.

In 2019, the city planted more than 42 million trees covering an area of 378,666 hectares.

1122438185_15192912909281n.jpg

(Photo: VCG)

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue