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According to Yonhap News,
(CHEONGJU=Yonhap News) Chungbuk-do announced on February 11 that it will create 500ha more provincial forests by putting up KRW 12 billion until 2022.
Starting this year, the province plans to spend KRW 3 billion per year during this period to acquire private forests where forest recreation facilities can be built or plant trees of economic benefits.
The province is set to spend KRW 3 billion to create 230ha provincial forests in Cheongju, Goesan, and Chungju. .
A provincial official said "we set up this plan to preserve ecosystem and actively prepare for climate change and natural disasters".
Currently, Chungbuk-do has 23,079 ha provincial forests.
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Source: Yonhap News (February 11, 2019)