Hohhot marks real progress in building ecological barrier
The Chilechuan National Grassland Nature Park. [Photo/Hohhot news network]
In recent years, Hohhot, the capital city of North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region, has focused on improving its greenery, water treatment, and pollution control, coordinating the comprehensive management of mountains, waters, forests, fields, lakes, grasslands, and desert, aiming to create a clean livable environment.
The Chilechuan Grassland and Daqing Mountain are important ecological security barriers in the northern part of Hohhot. Since 2012, the city has invested nearly 200 million yuan ($27.38 million) in the ecological restoration of Chilechuan. Today, Chilechuan National Grassland Nature Park has an average summer humidity of 67 percent, attracting many tourists to enjoy its pleasant ecological environment.
At the same time, Hohhot has implemented ecological comprehensive management and protection projects on the front slopes of Daqing Mountain. Up to now, a total of 72,000 mu (4,800 hectares) of barren mountains have been afforested in the Daqing Mountain area, with a total ecological protection and construction area of 118 square kilometers, forming a beautiful green ecological barrier.
In recent years, Hohhot has vigorously implemented the construction of "pocket parks" in the city, with 310 new "pocket parks" planned by 2022, continuously increasing its urban green spaces.
Currently, the greening coverage of Hohhot's built-up area has reached 43.21 percent, and the per capita park green space area has reached 19.62 square meters.
Through these efforts, Hohhot is making tangible progress in building an ecological security barrier. It is expected that these positive changes will continue to benefit both residents and visitors alike.