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15:05 Jan 29 2010

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Control of soil erosion achieved noticeable achievements in Tibet
14:47, January 29, 2010  

Data released by Tibet's first Soil and Water Conservation Bulletin shows soil erosion on 40,000 hectares of land has brought under control in Tibet in the last ten years.

According to the Bulletin, comprehensive control of soil erosion has made noticeable achievements in Tibet. Started from 1999, the region has treated 40,000 hectares of land suffering from soil erosion, built more than 200 check dams and storage lagoons and planted nearly 20,000 hectares of land.

During the region, Tibet found a new method of tree planting which is more suitable for the special weather and climate conditions in Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. During the past ten years, 51 projects related to soil and water conservation have been approved, covering water conservancy, electric power, highway construction, mining industry, railway construction and so on.

Source:China Tibet Information Center

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