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China To Build Ecological Safe Belt In Tibet


Lhasa, Tuesday, June 6th, 2006 - (Xinhua) China plans to establish a series of eco-system protection zones and forest reserves in Tibet to curb environmental degradation in the region.

The belt is part of China's efforts to strengthen eco-security, said Zhang Tianhua, deputy director of the regional Environmental Protection Administration.

The central government is expected to allocate 38.7 billion yuan ($4.84 billion) to support the protection of the environment in Tibet between 2006 and 2020.

The budget will also fund programmes like the recovery of degraded grasslands, desertification control and the settlement of herdsmen.



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