Phase II of Beijing Tianjin Sandstorm Source Control Project
In order to improve and optimize the ecological environment quality of Beijing and Tianjin area, control desertification land and curb dust hazard, the state initiated the implementation of Phase I of Beijing Tianjin Sandstorm Source Control Project of (2001 2012) in June 200 0. In 2012, the State Council passed the Planning of Phase II of Beijing Tianjin Sandstorm Source Control Project (2013 2022)2022). The scope of the Phase II Project covers 138 counties (banners, cities, and districts) of six provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) in Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, Shaanxi and Inner Mongolia. The total land area of the project area is 706,000 square kilometers, and the area of desertification land is 202,200 square kilometers. By the end of 2017, the second stage of the Project had received RMB 10.1 billion of central government investment in total, of which forestry investment was RMB 4.41 billion. A total of 1.109 million hectares of afforestation, 39,000 hectares of sand fixation, and 81,000 hectares of degraded shelter forest reconstruction in the Zhangjiakou dam area were completed. The project construction has achieved obvious ecological, economic and social benefits.
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