18 January 2019

China adds 6.09 mln hectares of forests, Xinhua says

China created 6.09 million hectares of forests in 2013, while a nationwide volunteer tree planting campaign planted 2.52 billion trees, surpassing the targets set for the year, Xinhua news agency reported Tuesday. Meanwhile, Anhui province promised to invest 500 million yuan (US$82.59 million) every year in afforestation projects while Liaoning has allocated a record 2.19 billion yuan for a similar campaign this spring, the report said.

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