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Sunday, August 20, 2006

China Urban Forest Forum to Open in Hunan in Late Sept.

BEIJING, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- The third China Urban Forest Forum is scheduled to be held on Sept. 28, 2006 in Changsha, capital of central China's Hunan Province.

Yang Jiping, an official with the State Forestry Administration, announced this here Friday at a press conference.

The forum, aiming to push forward urban forestry construction, will invite mayors from over 100 Chinese cities, as well as scholars and experts to discuss urban sustainable development and the relationship between urban forest and overall competitiveness, Yang said.

The forum will be co-sponsored by the State Forestry Administration, the population, resource and environment committee under the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Hunan Provincial Government and the Economic Daily.

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