Pyongyang, March 14 (KCNA) — The spring tree-planting is at full swing in the DPRK.
The Ministry of Land and Environment Conservation has worked out an ambitious plan for the month of spring tree-planting and is dynamically pushing ahead with it.
In response to the instructions of Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army Kim Jong Il that the servicepersons should stand in the van of covering the whole country with forests and gardens, they are planting and tending a lot of saplings of good species in the barrack compounds and stationing places.
The working people have turned out in the spring tree-planting campaign with a high degree of patriotism.
In Sukchon County of South Phyongan Province, Anbyon County of Kangwon Province, Jongphyong County of South Hamgyong Province and all other cities and counties of the country, people of all strata are exerting efforts to creating forests of fiber-bearing, firewood, oil-bearing and fruit-bearing trees suitable to the climate of their areas.
The campaign is being conducted with main emphasis on creating forests and gardens in the revolutionary sites and areas along highways and around industrial establishments.
Each city and county in the country has newly arranged 20-60 hectares of nursery fields.
In Yonthan County, North Hwanghae Province honored with the “model county in the protection of land and environment”, alone, more than 203,400 trees were planted on the very tree-planting day (March 2).
A campaign for creating youth forests and Children’s Union forests is vigorously launched among schoolchildren and youth.
March and October have been set as months of tree-planting in the country.
The recent years have witnessed many successes made in the creation of forests through the vigorous campaign for turning the whole country into forests and gardens.
Trees of good species including pine-nut, larch, acacia, Evodia Daniellii Benn and large chest-nut trees were planted in over 100,000 hectares of areas throughout the country last year.
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