BEIJING -- The State Forestry Administration (SFA) and the National Tourism Administration signed a framework agreement on Wednesday to promote the development of forestry tourism.
The move was also aimed at launching new tourism products, protecting forestry resources and promoting ecological civilization, said an unnamed official with the SFA.
The two administrations will jointly draw up guidelines and development plans on the country's forestry tourism industry, and establish a work team and an office.
They would also host forestry tourism festivals and finance the construction of infrastructure and public facilities in state-level forest parks and natural protection areas, as well as staff training.
Social capital is also encouraged to invest in the forestry tourism sector, the two administrations said.