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Images: China plans ‘forest city’

China is planning a new “forest city” that will be covered in one million plants and 40,000 trees.

Work is expected to be complete on Liuzhou Forest City, located in the southern mountain area of Guangxi, by 2020.

It is hoped that the extra plant-life will absorb almost 10,000 tonnes of CO2 and 57 tonnes of pollutants annually and well as produce 900 tonnes of oxygen.

A study in 2015 claimed that 4,000 die of air pollution in China every day and it is hoped the new city will act as a blueprint for showing how the problem might be tackled.

The new forest city will house 30,000 people, as well as two schools and a hospital and link to the main city of Liuzhou by a high-speed electric train.

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Three other similar projects are underway in other Chinese cities.

It was designed by Italian Stefano Boeri who wrote on his website that the new community will be energy efficient.

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The new forest city will be covered by one million plants and 40,000 trees. Photo credit: Stefano Boeri Architetti

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It is hoped that the extra plant-life will absorb almost 10,000 tonnes of CO2 and 57 tonnes of pollutants annually. Photo credit: Stefano Boeri Architetti

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Three other similar projects are underway in other Chinese cities. Photo credit: Stefano Boeri Architetti

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