Shaoguan City Started A Big Scale Forestation for Water Resources Conservation

March 3, the Launch Ceremony of Forestation for Water Resources Conservation and the Spring Afforestation Kickoff Meeting were held in Shixing County.

The Ceremony


The meeting pointed out that, during the 13th Five-Year Plan period, Shaoguan Forestry Administration fully implemented Xi Jinping's thought on ecological civilization, highlighted the ecological construction, strengthened the protection and restoration of ecosystem, and promoted the quality of afforestation, achieved big improvement of forest quality.The City was praised by the Forestry Administration of Guangdong Province in 7 fields such as afforestation, forest city construction, key forestation project reform, public welfare forestation projects management, ranking first in the province.


Voluntary Tree Planting


At the event site, the participants planted trees to support the construction of the first high quality forest for water sources conservation, which is about 7500 hectares, kicking off the construction of the citys high quality forestation for water resources conservation in 2021.

Shixing County Urban (Wetland) Park


This year is the first year of the 14th Five-Year Plan, which is also the year with the goal of constructing a state-level forest city for Shaoguan. Guangdong Province assigned a task of finishing the afforestation and restoration of 11268 hectares of lands, accounting for about 10% of the province's total task of afforestation. The city also needs to finish about 7500 hectares of planting of high quality forest for water sources conservation, 8033 hectares of new afforestation, 16300 hectares of new afforestation under Central Governments financial support, planting of 4000 hectares of large-diameter wood and maintenance of 500 km of biological fire-prevention-belt. At present, the city has completed afforestation and ecological restoration of 1850 hectares of land.