Friday, March 20, 2009
Leaders of Hunan Province Planting Trees
It is a perfect time to plant trees in March. On the morning of March 18, 2009, Zhang Chunxian, secretary of Hunan Provincial CPC Committee and director of the Standing Committee of People's Congress of Hunan Province, Zhou Qiang, vice-secretary of Hunan Provincial CPC Committee and governor of Hunan province, and other leaders from Hunan Provincial CPC Committee, People's Congress of Hunan Province, Hunan Provincial Government, Hunan Provincial People's Political Consultative Conference and Hunan Provincial Military Area Commnad all came to Hunan Forest Botanical Garden to join in voluntary tree-planting. Zhang said," The forest coverage percentage in Hunan Province must be raised to at least 57 % in 2012, and all the people can enjoy the fruits of greening!" Some other provincial leaders also took part in voluntary tree-planting the same morning.
At 9:20 in the morning, all the leaders came to the tree planting base in Hunan Forest Botanical Garden to plant trees together with other officials and citizens. They have planted a forest of various trees of many rare species.
The painting is by Denise Sydenham