HUAINAN, July 11 – Two major cities in Anhui province, Hefei and Huainan, signed a framework cooperation agreement on enhancing cooperation in regional ecological forests on July 5 in Huainan, marking a new era in forestry between the two cities.

Xu Jin, deputy director of the Huainan forestry bureau, presided over the signing ceremony. Li Boping, Party chief and director of the Hefei forestry bureau, and Yan Dongsong, Party chief of the Huainan forestry bureau, signed this agreement. Other leaders from the two forestry bureaus were also present at the ceremony.

The two cities, with similar natural conditions, have great potential for regional forestry cooperation. The two sides agreed to carry out comprehensive cooperation in sectors such as green corridor construction, greening and afforestation in key regions, the construction of voluntary tree-planting bases, the development of flower industry, forest science and technology as well as major forest projects.

According to the agreement, the two cities will set up a joint team in directing the construction of the regional ecological forests. The team will hold regular meetings to study and chart plans and measures for forestry development and cooperation.