Gobi-Altai Aimag Plants 21,000 Trees in a DaySociety
Ulaanbaatar, May 18, 2023 /MONTSAME/. According to the Governor's Office of Gobi-Altai aimag, over 21 thousand trees were successfully planted in Yusunbulag soum in a single day. This tree planting event was organized as part of the National Tree Planting Day (May 13) and the "One Billion Trees" National Campaign, aligning with Gobi-Altai aimag's plan to plant 108 million trees. Specifically, this tree-planting event involved more than two thousand representatives from public and private organizations, enterprises, and citizens of Yusunbulag soum.
To prepare the sites for tree planting, the Employment Promotion Fund, the Department of Environment and Tourism, the Governor's Office of Yusunbulag soum, and Forestry Units collaborated to dig over 20 thousand holes for the trees in 12 locations a week prior to the planting event.
Since the beginning of 2023, significant progress has been made in the construction of Abyssinian wells, water ponds, fences, and an irrigation system in the 12 locations. Abyssinian wells and water ponds have been constructed, supplying water for the irrigation system, which covers an area of 8 km. To facilitate the transfer of water from the wells to the ponds, three solar-powered pumps have been installed, ensuring an efficient and sustainable irrigation process.