The Hainan government is to invest 3.223 billion yuan to support the 'Greening Hainan’ project, according to the 'Green Hainan’ construction master plan recently issued.

The government plans to focus on the green project for the tropical rainforest ecological preservation area in the central regions, coastal shelter belts and gardens, Hainan West and East Ring highways and high speed railway, Haikou Meilan International airport, Sanya Phoenix international airport, four parks, five rivers and over 8,900 highways and roads.

According to the master plan, the government will mainly build eight new projects including forest construction, passageway greening, rivers and reservoir greening, coastal forest construction, tropical rainforest and wetland protection and village greening.

By 2015, a total of 1.5 million acres of afforested areas are expected to be created, and the forest coverage rate of Hainan island is expected to reach above 62%.

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