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Tibet invests 11.7 billion yuan in ecological protection in 2019

By: Zhou Tianyu, en.tibetol.cn
Updated: February 05, 2020

In 2019, Tibet Autonomous Region put a total of 11.7 billion yuan in ecological protection, up by over 20% compared with that in 2018. For prefecture-level cities, the number of days with good air quality accounted for more than 99% last year. All surface water has been up to the quality standard.
 
In Tibet, 45% of the region has been under the strictest protection. In recent years, 17 counties, 213 towns and 2,373 villages have been designated as Regional Eco-County, Eco-Town and Eco-Village. The area of newly increased forest reached about 215,311 acres last year through desertification control and afforestation projects.