Mongolian President calls for planting more trees

Mongolian President Ukhnaa Khurelsukh called for actively planting trees on May 14.

He stressed that all families, institutions and enterprises would have to plant much more trees around their houses and working places in order to create hygienic and cultured environment for production and life.

The government reportedly plans to not only actively encourage tree planting but also widely cultivate fruit trees and medicinal herbs to satisfy domestic demands and export them to other countries.

The country has set second Saturdays in May and October as national tree-planting days every year.