The assessment meeting of overall construction plan for Zhangjiajie National Forest City was held in Zhangjiajie on December 20. After joint deliberation, the Overall Construction Plan for Zhangjiajie National Forest City (2014-2023) was approved by experts from the Publicity Office of the State Forestry Administration, the Chinese Academy of Forestry, the Central South Forest Inventory and Planning Institute of the State Forestry Administration and the Forestry Department of Hunan Province.
As a national major ecological function and biodiversity protective area, Zhangjiajie has four national forest parks, 2 provincial forest parks, one municipal forest park and 7 forest ecological nature reserves, with a forest coverage rate of 69.62%. A three-year urban and rural greening plan from 2015 to 2017 was resolved to be carried out in order to accelerate the pace of national forest city, improve urban and rural living environment and promote ecological civilization construction.
Translator: Yang Chengfei
Source: Hunan Official Web Portal