Sanya is planning to invest over 43 million yuan in 2014 to return farmland to forests, to increase the forest area in the city to 10,609 acres.

This year, forestation will start at the mountainous areas along the Sanya east and west highways as well as all the city’s reservoirs areas.

To improve the city’s environment, Sanya has formulated the forestland protection and utilization plan for 2013 to 2015. Under the entire project, about 22,000 acres of fragile farm land in Sanya are expected to be converted to forests by the end of 2015.

Besides, the local government will continue its ‘Green City’ construction by investing 37 million yuan in the 8,000-acre tree- and grass-planting projects, including urban and village forestry, road forestry, suburban gardening and coastal forestry.

Farmers who formerly relied on the farmland will receive compensation for each acre of forest they restore. The compensation will depend on the different tree species planted.

Editorial Message  
News appearing here is the property of, however, for those who wish to copy the contents in part or in full, please make reference and link the article copied to our site. does not necessarily endorse their views or the accuracy of their content. For copyright infringement issues please contact