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Hengyang Holds National Meeting on Camellia Oil Industry

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The National On-the-spot Meeting on the development of camellia oil industry was unveiled in Hengyang on June 5. Leaders from the relevant departments of the Central Government, 15 chiefs of forestry departments at provincial, prefecture, and autonomous region levels, and experts in the fields of camellia oil and enterprise heads participated. They gathered together to discuss camellia oil industry’s further development. Li Liangchun, deputy director of the State Forestry and Grassland Administration and Sui Zhongcheng, vice governor of Hunan Province attended.

At the meeting, participants talked about the achievements made by each place on camellia oil industry since the 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. They shared experiences from the aspects such as technological innovation, industrial chain extension, boosting poverty alleviation via industrial development and financial capital service industry development.

Li spoke highly of Hunan’s development on camellia oil industry. He said, “Hunan’s camellia planting area and output both top the nation. It has explored many good practices and models on industry efficiency enhancement and farmer’s income increase, with notable results achieved.” He pointed out that, in face of new circumstances and tasks, forestry and grassland departments at various levels are required to coordinate industrial development and ecological protection, increase policy support, innovate investment and financing mode, and promote sustainable and healthy development of the camellia oil industry.

Sui noted that in recent years, Hunan has been following the concept of “Pristine waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets”. Camellia oil industry has been pushed forward as an important part of ecological civilization construction and forestry reform and development. He added that Hunan will seize development opportunities, take making the camellia oil industry worth hundreds of billion yuan as a goal, and strive to make Hunan province into the one with the advantage in Chinese featured camellia production; concentrated oil processing area; leading area of price formation; and high-quality brand influence zone.

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Translator: Liu Pingbo 

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