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Turning Makit in Kashgar green with trees | Updated: 2021-05-21 18:04
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Makit is in the eastern part of Kashgar prefecture on the southwestern edge of the Taklimakan Desert, one of the largest deserts in the world, spanning more than 1,000 kilometers across southern Xinjiang.

In 2012, the project of planting a million mu (667 square kilometers) of wind-proof and sand-fixing ecological forests was launched. Currently, a total of 410,000 mu of ecological forests have been completed, and 220 million seedlings have been planted.

The principle of selecting tree species is based on "adapting to local conditions, and taking ecological and economic considerations into account".

The "A Date with China" international media tour went to Makit county in Kashgar, the southern prefecture of Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, on Thursday.

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