Ordos mayor: fighting desertification is an ongoing battle
Updated: 2019-08-07 Print
The 7th Kubuqi International Desert Forum (KIDF) was held in Kubuqi, Ordos, Inner Mongolia autonomous region from July 27 to 28.
The forum’s slogan was “Greening the Belt and Road, Sharing the Desert Eco-economy” and it focused on major issues related to desertification control and ecological development in deserts.
Siqinbilige, mayor of Ordos, addressed the closing ceremony on July 28. He hailed the 2019 forum as a milestone of ecological development in China.
“The battle against desertification requires nonstop effort. We will adhere to the national initiative of green and sustainable development and intensify our efforts to protect the environment. The Belt and Road initiative also offers us opportunities to learn from other countries’ experiences and explore effective ways to build a green China,” said Siqinbilige.
The KIDF, jointly organized by the State Ministry of Science and Technology, the State Forestry Administration, and the People's Government of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is the only large-scale international forum in the world dedicated to promoting global desertification control and green economic development.
Siqinbilige, mayor of Ordos, addresses the closing ceremony of the 7th Kubuqi International Desert Forum on July 28. [Photo/china.com.cn]