The general offices of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council jointly released plans to set up ecological civilization demonstration zones in Jiangxi and Guizhou provinces.
According to the plans, a systematic and complete ecological civilization system will be built in the two demonstration zones by 2020.
By 2020, the forest coverage rate in Jiangxi will remain at 63 percent, the quality of surface water and main lakes and rivers will be greatly improved and above-county level cities will enjoy blue skies and cleaner air 92.8 percent of the 365 days in each year.
By 2020 in Guizhou, the construction land area will be limited within 744,000 hectares, and both rural and urban living areas will be restricted within a reasonable range with optimized urban planning, including a more efficient garbage and sewage disposal system.
Forest coverage in Guizhou will be expanded to 105,600 hectares, with improved air and water quality by 2020.
Guizhou will then be built into a colorful park province with beautiful mountains and clear waters that are more suitable for living.