Changsha honored for environmental renewal
The award, set up by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People's Republic of China, encourages and commends governments and organizations that have made significant contributions to the development of housing and improving the quality of people's lives.
The Scenic Belt on the eastern bank of Liuyang River in Furong district. [Photo/news.changsha.cn]
Since Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, launched the project in March 2015, it has demolished almost all illegal constructions in the city and planted thousands of trees and shrubs to improve the environment.
Combining the features of different areas in the city, Changsha has created many green public spaces, such as the Scenic Belt on the eastern bank of Liuyang River in Furong district, the High-speed Rail New City in Yuhua district and Houhu Lake in Yuelu district.
Shrubs are planted along the railway track in the High-speed Rail New City in Yuhua district. [Photo/news.changsha.cn]
The city has pledged to continue improving the urban and rural environment and building more facilities for the public's convenience.
Public parks replace illegal constructions in many areas of Changsha. [Photo/news.changsha.cn]
Source: Changsha Evening News