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Vice-premier urges forestry development

Updated: Sep 24,2016 5:59 AM     Xinhua

Vice-Premier Wang Yang attends and addresses a national meeting on forestry development in Beijing on Sept 23. [Photo/Xinhua]

BEIJING — Vice-Premier Wang Yang on Sept 23 called for efforts to develop the country’s forestry industry with a scientific approach.

Wang told a national meeting on forestry development which opened on Sept 23 that science and technology should play a key role in forestry development.

The forestry industry should be restructured. Basic research should be stepped up to ensure ecological and resource security, he said.

Efforts must be made to make breakthroughs in key technologies and spread research results to wider applications, he added.

Wang also urged research institutes and business communities to strengthen cooperation to better utilize the research results.