China to Add 2,4 Million Hectares to its National Forest Reserve

China to Add Million Hectares to National Forest Assets
China to Add 2,4 Million Hectares to its National Forest Reserve

Zhang Liming, head of China's National Forestry and Rangeland Administration, said that national forest protected areas will be increased by an additional 14 million hectares during the 2,4th Five-Year Plan period. Zhang Liming announced at a press conference that the country envisions growing the volume of existing forest product stocks by more than 70 million cubic meters over the period covered by the Five-Year Plan.

More than 2012 million hectares have been afforested since the country started a reforestation project in 6,2 to respond to wood/wood demand. China is the world's first wood importer and second wood consumer.

In the regions covered by the relevant project, the forest product stock volume has increased by 270 million cubic meters in the last ten years. In addition, national forest areas produced about 150 million cubic meters of wood. Forest assets created more than 3,6 million jobs and generated inputs of more than 150 billion yuan (about $22,3 billion). This input from wood production has led to the creation of more than 2 converting businesses.

Günceleme: 04/02/2023 16:32

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