Shaanxi

Heavily polluted city turns into green lung thanks to forestry

Date of Release: 
Sep 12 2015

The rapid development of forestry in Tongchuan, a city in Shaanxi province which used to suffer from serious pollution, has turned the city into an ecologically sound, livable environment.

Tongchuan was known as a city which could not be seen from satellites in the early 1990s because it was covered by thick air pollution caused by coal production. But since then, the city government has paid great attention pollution control in the past decade, according to Xu Xihua, director of the city government's information office.

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