The Ministry of Ecology and Environment announced the list of the 4th batch of national demonstration cities and counties for the construction of ecological civilization on October 9， and Chongyang County was selected.
Guided by the conviction of "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets" and based on its great ecological resources and unique human resources， the Party Committee and Government of Chongyang County develop ecological economy in recent years， sparing no efforts to create a new Chongyang County with "high-quality economic development， beautiful ecological environment and high happiness index". Chongyang County is successively honored as national garden county and provincial civilized county.
When constructing ecological civilization， Chongyang County focuses on a total of 35 targets in six areas， including ecological system， ecological security， ecological space， ecological economy， ecological life and ecological culture， working diligently to make achievements in promoting the construction.
In 2019， Chongyang implemented the action plan for the prevention and control of air， water and soil pollution， and carried out key projects for pollution control and emission reduction. The days of good air quality in Chongyang County reached 85.5%. The up-to-standard rate of water quality monitoring in surface water functional areas and water source areas was 100%. Chongyang added 160，000 mu of afforestation area， with the forest coverage rate reaching 60.8%， and the ecological environment was rated as "excellent". (By Guo Rong/Xianning Daily)