XIANNING - 6 towns and 85 villages in Xianning are honored with “provincial ecological town” and “provincial ecological village” respectively, according to Xianning Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau on Monday.
These 6 towns are Maqiao (Xian’an), Guantangyi (Chibi), Beigang (Tongcheng), Jintang (Chongyang), Yangfanglin and Dafan (Tongshan); 85 provincial ecological villages include Jishan Village, Wuli Town, Tongcheng County, etc.
The number of newly increased provincial ecological towns and provincial ecological villages ranks No.5 and No.2 respectively among 17 cities in Hubei province.
In recent years, a batch of towns and villages with good ecology and beautiful environment stand out from the rest in Xianning through strengthening rural ecological construction, implementing rural environmental comprehensive improvement, improving rural ecological environment, and building of ecological towns and villages. So far the whole city has successfully built 2 national ecological villages, 24 provincial ecological towns, 249 provincial ecological villages, 32 municipal ecological towns and 562 municipal ecological villages. By Chen Zhiru and Liu Huilin (www.xnnews.com.cn)