China to build 20,000 forest villages

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

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

China will continue to enhance the ecological environment in villages across the country, bring the green coverage rate in rural areas to 30% and build 20,000 national forest villages by 2020, said Liu Dongsheng, Deputy Director of the China’s National Forestry and Grassland Administration.

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