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Tibet’s forest coverage reaches 12.14%
By:en.tibetol.cn
update:January 17,2019
Jan. 17, 2019 -- Tibet pumped 10.7 billion yuan into ecological protection last year, with the forest coverage rate rising to 12.14 percent, according to the regional government’s work report.
 
In recent years, Basum Co scenic spot in Gongbo gyamda County, Nyingchi City, southeast Tibet, has greatly boosted ecological tourism, combining environmental protection in the county with raising villagers’ incomes.

 
Jan. 17, 2019 -- Beautiful scenery in Basum Co scenic spot. (Photo by Qungda Drolkar)
 
In 2018, a total of 75,000 hectares of trees were planted in the region. 667,000 job opportunities in the ecological industry were created for villagers. Ecological subsidies per person were increased to 3,500 yuan per year.
 
Tibet, with vast primitive forests and abundant natural resources, will invest more to advance ecological civilization, start to build a cluster of national parks and strengthen afforestation efforts, said Qizhala, chairman of the regional government.
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We will guarantee a 20 percent growth of investment in ecological protection in 2019, said Qizhala.

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