60,000 Chinese Soldiers plant a tree in the interior

Posted by Imam Larh on Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Chinese Government deployed 60,000 troops to plant trees. Planting was done in an effort to combat pollution and improve the forest coverage in the country.
Quoted from The Independent, Wednesday (14/2/2018), one large regiment of the People's Liberation Army be withdrawn from the border to handle non-military tasks in the Interior.

The Asia Times reported, the majority of the soldiers will be sent to Hebei province which surrounds Beijing. Hebei is known as the region that often becomes ' manufacturer ' the smoke that blanketed Beijing.

This time the action is part of the Chinese authorities plan to plant at least 84,000 square kilometers until the end of the year 2018. The broad is roughly equivalent to the country Ireland.

The China Daily Newspaper said the goal is to raise the percentage of planting forests China from 21 to 23 percent in 2030. In 2035 the vast forests targeted to 26 percent of the vast country.

"Companies, organizations and people who specialize in greening are welcome to join in the massive afforestation campaign in this country," said the head of the Forestry Administration of China Zhang Jianlong.

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