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China to build 20,000 national forest villages

IANS  |  Beijing 

will increase its green cover by building 20,000 national villages by 2020 in the country.

Faced with a problem of severe pollution, has spent over $100 billion on and its total cover area is almost 22 per cent.

will continue to enhance the ecological in villages, bring the green coverage rate in rural areas to 30 per cent and build 20,000 national villages by 2020, said Liu Dongsheng, of the

Liu was quoted by as saying that that China will vigorously protect rural ecological resources, continuously strengthen public space, garden greening, beautification, reinforce the construction of road water system and the system of shelter forests for farmlands.

According to the statistics, during the 12th five-year plan period (2011-2015), the country completed greening of a total of 13.826 million hectares of rural areas and 1.637 million km of roads.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 18:00 IST
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