ZIBO, Sepember 25 - A discussion among high officials on urban forest construction was launched in Zibo city, in the middle of Shandong province on September 25, 2014, During the discussion,17 cities were awarded the title of "National Forest City". There are 75 cities awarded since 2004 when the activities of urban forest construction started.

The discussion was chaired by Jia Zhibang, director of CPPCC Human Resources and Environment Committee, vice director of Pay attention to forest Activities Committee. Wang Gang, director of Pay attention to forest Activities Committee and Zhao Shucong, administrator of State Forestry Administration attended the meeting and made speeches.

The meeting stressed that in recent years, China has made great success in ecological civilization construction, but there still exists severe challenges for the environment. Only when we continue to intensify environmental protection efforts and optimizing the layout and mode of towns, can we made our world healthier, more beautiful and livable.

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Wang Gang makes speeches on urban forest construction on October 20, 2014.

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Jia Zhibang chaires the discussion on urban forest construction on October 20, 2014.

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Zhao Shucong delivers a speech on urban forest construction on October 20, 2014.

By Xin shuy Source: http://www.forestry.gov.cn/main/500/content-706831.html