China planted 6.77 million hectares of forests and controlled more than 2 million hectares of sandy ground through the improvement of vegetation last year. [Photo / Xinhua]

China planted 6.77 million hectares of forests and controlled more than 2 million hectares of sandy land through the improvement of vegetation last year, according to an ecologist report revealed on Friday.

As Friday marks Friday. The 43rd day of planting trees in the country, the National Greening Commission launched a report, which showed that 82,700 hectares of farmland and more than 1.68 million hectares had become forests or pastures in the last year . currently, the green area per capita in urban areas in China is 14.8 square meters on average. And 441 cities have joined the campaign to build national forest cities by Multiple methods of environmentalization.

In addition, last year, the country began its first pilot program to build natural pasture parks, with 39 pilots that have been launched by covering a total of 147,000 hectares of pastures in 11 provinces and autonomous regions.

Greening has not only improved the environment of the country, but has also benefited its people.

Within last year, the total output value of the forestry industry reached 7.55 trillion yuan ($ 1.16 billion), while the volume of import and export trade of the country totaled more than $ 160 billion

The report said that more than 3 million people had been lifted from poverty thanks to the green. industry. And currently, more than 1.1 million people are used as environmental conservationists and have improved their living conditions to a large extent.

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