Korean Air has been volunteering to plant trees
in Mongolia for 14 consecutive years, and this year is no different.
From 15 to 26 May, more than 200 Korean
Air employees will be cooperating with 600 local residents to
plant trees in Mongolia.
The activity is part of Korean Air’s
‘Global Planting Project’ which aims to prevent desertification of
the city and save the environment.
What was once a deserted area
now has more than 110,000 trees planted and has been renamed
‘Korean Air Forest’.
The forest is located at Baganuur, a city 150
kilometers east of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.
The ‘Korean Air Forest’ covers an
area of 440,000 square meters and consists mainly of poplar trees,
sea buckthorn and Siberian elms.
The fruits of the sea buckthorn
are used as ingredients of vitamin drinks. Thus planting trees not
only makes the city greener but also contributes to increasing the
incomes of local residents.
The airline is focused on maintaining
the forest well and has hired a local professional to look after
it and to train local residents in supervision.
Korean Air has been donating educational materials such as
computers, desks and chairs to local schools which participate
with the airline in the tree planting activity.
Thanks to Korean
Air’s continuous effort, residents’ determination to save the
environment has grown tremendously and they have become ardent
supporters of the annual planting activity.
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