Volunteer Afforestation Activities in the Horqin Desert (Hitachi Construction Machinery (China), Hitachi Construction Machinery(Shanghai))
On September 10, a group of volunteers from Hitachi Construction Machinery (China) (HCMC) and Hitachi Construction Machinery (Shanghai) (HCS), thier suppliers and NGO Green Network, conducted afforestation activities in the Horqin Desert which is located in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China.
This project was started in 2004. Over a 10-year period up to 2014, the program planted trees and greenery in a 100,000 square meter plot of desert, which has been dubbed the “Hitachi Construction Machinery Forest”.
Since 2015, HCMC and HCS together with its dealers in China has been carrying out a new 10-year plan for tree planting aimed at the afforestation of 130,000 square meters of land in another part of the Horqin Desert. The current activities were conducted in the new location where HCMC and HCS is promoting the afforestation of 100,000 square meters of land from 2017.
Volunteers visited this new “Hitachi Construction Machinery Forest” and conducted afforestation activities.
Previous initiatives have clearly improved the local environment by restoring forest and promoting biodiversity.
We will continue to carry out afforestation activities in the Horqin Desert, believing that with the help of suppliers and NGOs the Horqin Desert can be transformed back to its original state as a grassland.