In recent days, the Hubei Provincial Forestation Committee and Provincial Department of Forestry have officially named the 2018 Hubei Forest Cities and Towns and Green Demonstration Villages. 3 towns, including Panjiawan Town, Jiayu County etc, and 58 villages of Xianniing City, including Gutian Village, Tingsiqiao Town, Xian’an District, etc have been granted with the honorary titles of Hubei Provincial Forest Cities and Towns and Green Demonstration Villages respectively.
Xianning City has treated the forest cities and towns and green demonstration villages’ construction as crucial moves to boost ecological civilization construction and actualize green development, and stepped up promoting the forest cities and towns and green demonstration villages’ construction. In the meantime, it has taken active actions to help local government to work out their forest cities and towns construction planning, and carry out forestation projects, such as afforesting central towns and roads to villages, planting trees behind and in front of the houses, and constructing forest industry bases by adopting such methods as planting trees wherever there’s room, making use of every bit of vacant land to increase area of forest and building forest belts in towns and villages. Therefore, a batch of special forest cities and towns and green demonstration villages with “fruit tree in front of house, forest behind the house and beautiful scenery all year round” has emerged, besides, both urban and rural living environments have seen an obvious amelioration.
The towns of Xianning which have been named as Hubei Provincial Forest Cities and Towns are as follows: Panjiawan Town and Luxi Town of Jiayu County, Xiapu Town of Tongshan County. As for the 58 Hubei provincial green demonstration villages of Xianning, there are 9 in Xian’an District, 8 in Jiayu County, 10 in Chibi City, 7 in Tongcheng County, 10 in Chongyang County and 14 in Tongshan County.
So far, 11 towns and 216 villages of Xianning have successfully named as the “Hubei Forest Cities and Towns” and “Hubei Green Demonstration Villages”. (By Pang Yun/Xiangcheng Metropolis Daily)