China's shelter forest system to complete
Updated: 2005-10-09 16:48
The State Forestry Administration says man-made Shelter Forest System, which
protects Chinese cities from sand storms, is expected to be completed soon in
The Administration says over the last five years, key environmental areas of
the Yangtze River Basin and North China have both received greater finanicial
The latest statistics collected by the administration reveal the Yangtze
River Basin shelter forest has grown to 3.4 million hectares, which amounts to
30 per cent of the land in the basin.
This represents a 3.3 per cent improvement in forest coverage since the
beginning of the project.
Areas alongside lakes and coastal areas will be made priorities of the
program during the next phase.