Source: Qinhuangdao Daily
Reporter: Fu Chunmi, Zhang Hongyu, Wang Ning
On the morning of October 15, 2018 Forest City Construction Symposium was held in Shenzhen. The list of National Forest Cities was announced and the awarding ceremony opened. 27 cities across the country have been approved, and Qinhuangdao is on the list winning the title of National Forest City. Zhang Ruishu, Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and Mayor, received the award on behalf of the Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government, and made a speech as a representative.
Zhang Ruishu, Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee and Mayor, received the award on behalf of the Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government, and made a speech as a representative.
The title of “National Forest City”is the highest honor to a city in terms of ecological construction, and it is the most authoritative and most honorable title which can reflect the overall level of urban ecological construction. Its evaluation system involves five major indicators including: forest coverage, urban forest health, ecotourism, urban ecological culture, urban forest management and 40 sub-indicators.
In his speech, Zhang Ruishu introduced the process, main practices and achievements of forest city construction of Qinhuangdao from the aspects of institutional mechanism innovation, strengthening the greening of the land, and achieving win-win development. In recent years, the Municipal Party Committee and the Municipal Government took overall promotion of“Establishing Three Cities”as the core work, which are national civilized city, national forest city, and national sanitation city, aiming to build Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei ecological model city. We conducted a series of practical and feasible institutional mechanisms, such as leaders take the initiative, carrying out in unison between the higher and lower levels of government, financial security and ecological protection. We have strengthened the greening of the land and formed a big greening pattern combining point, line and plane by forest planting on the fields among mountains and sea, focusing on greening of city center, building green parks, green passages, green communities and green “walls”, and focusing on exquisite greening on major activities. Adhering to the combination of forest planting and people's well being, environment promoting and education strengthening, we are striving to enhance people's sense of acquisition and happiness, and embarking on a win-win path of ecological construction and economic development.
Zhang Ruishu said that there is no end on the way of forest city construction. Taking advantage of the award of national forest city as an opportunity, Qinhuangdao will thoroughly implement Xi Jinping's ecological civilization thoughts, conscientiously learn from the experience and practices of advanced provinces and cities, implement firmly the strategy of “ecological city construction”, consolidate the achievements of national forest city, and make green and civilization become the most impressive features of Qinhuangdao.