13 villages in Xianning were selected on the list of the first batch of National Forest Villages, announced by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration on Jan 17. The villages of Xianning selected into the first batch of National Forest Villages respectively are: 5 in Xianan District: Hongkou Village of Tingsiqiao Town, Liujiaqiao Village of Guihua Town, Chengshuidong Village of Gaoqiao Town, Taohuajian Village of Damu Township, Taiyi Village of Fushan Office; 1 in Chibi City: Zhangsibian Village of Guantangyi Town; 5 in Chongyang County: Guihua Village of Guihuaquan Town, Fanshang Village of Jintang Town, Xiang’ao Village of Tongzhong Township, Daling Village of Tongzhong Township, Maojing Village of Tiancheng Town; 2 in Tongshan County: Damushan Village of Damushan Forest Farm and Xikeng Village of Honggang Town.
It is an important measure to construct National Forest Villages for demonstrating and driving rural greening and beautification, and boosting the implementation of rural revitalization strategy and the renovation of rural human settlements. The National Forestry and Grassland Administration requires all parts of the country to fully understand the significance of constructing National Forest Villages in speeding up rural greening and beautification, perfecting villages appearance, and building beautiful and livable villages. They also requires to step up efforts, taking effective measures to further boost forest villages construction as well as rural greening and beautification, and enhance the transformation of lucid waters and lush mountains into invaluable assets, which can make positive contributions to the implementation of the rural revitalization strategy and the renovation of rural human settlements.