Hohhot makes ever greater progress in going green
Hohhot city -- which is located in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region -- has been making ever greater strides in going green and becoming environmentally friendly in recent years and there are plans to extend that progress, according to a report in the Hohhot Daily.
Local officials said Hohhot has been promoting the social and economic benefits, as well as the environmental benefits and implementing key projects to vigorously promote forestry industrialization and green innovation in its industries.
In order to restore the vegetation of Daqing Mountain, Hohhot has stopped the exploration, development and construction activities of mining enterprises in the area and banned 268 enterprises involved in such things as as illegal mining.
In recent years, Hohhot has continued to establish parks and added greenery. The green coverage of the built-up area has reached around 40 percent, while the green park area now covers more than 3,900 hectares.
In its move to go green, the city has actively promoted the reforms of various systems and practices to achieve blue sky, clear water and clean land -- and strived to implement a new path of high-quality development based on environmental priorities and green development.
To improve its efforts to go ever greener, officials said that this year the city will make the issue of the environmental protection and governance of the Yellow River basin a higher priority, as well as generally encouraging a green and eco-friendly lifestyle.